A Descriptive Analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs. 4. Discussion


LTC RAPs offer a distinctive model for expanding the amount of training and expertise of long-term care workers. If successful, the program will improve the productivity of workers and reduce turnover, thereby making wage increases possible without adding to the costs. Moreover, LTC RAPs will give employers confidence that their trained workers have the appropriate competencies. The descriptive analysis of the RAPIDS data provides a starting point for understanding the nature of the current status of LTC RAPs. This section discusses the relevance of the findings for the current task order.

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