Programs

 

Current Programs


Co-op 2.0

Program overview

Building off the existing structure of the co-op program, Co-op 2.0 integrates key components of an apprenticeship to provide a structured work-based learning experience aligned to a specific career. Co-op 2.0 was developed by Speed School's Co-op and Engineering Career Services in conjunction with the MAPS Program. It is part of the co-op program and fulfills the work-based learning requirement for graduation.

How does it work?

An employer hires a student (currently available to computer science, mechanical, or electrical engineering majors only) to complete three semesters of hands-on experience tied to a specific career path. Upon successful program completion, the student will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience. While it is not required, the program is intended to lead to full-time employment.

Program components:
    • 3 semesters of paid hands-on experience at an employer site
    • Compensation that increases consistent with competency attainment
    • Curriculum and hands-on experience are aligned with competencies of high-demand career (i.e., Software Development)
    • Modules that expand the student’s skillset and complement the academic curriculum  (as requested by the employer)
    • Mentorship by an experience professional 
    • Learning plan tailored to the employer outlining the student’s co-op learning experience
This program is part of the co-op program and fulfills the work-based learning requirement for graduation.



Timeline:

Students may be hired for co-ops in the summer, fall, or spring

Eligibility:

Currently available to Computer Science, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering majors entering the co-op program

Application:

No formal application required. Students will apply for Co-op 2.0 positions in Cardinal Careers or other platforms. Job postings will be marked to as Co-op 2.0. Please note that the hiring decision will be made by the employer.

Contact:
For more information, please contact Annika Bennett, Senior Program Coordinator, at 

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Apprenticeship

Program overview:

Building off the existing structure of the co-op program, the CIS apprenticeship integrates component of an apprenticeship with the BSBA in Computer Information Systems to provide a structured work-based learning experience aligned to a specific career. The CIS Apprenticeship was developed through a partnership between the Ulmer Career Management Center, the ISAO department, and the MAPS Program. 

How does it work?

An employer hires a CIS student enrolled at the University of Louisville to complete hands-on experience tied to a specific career path. The student will complete hands-on experience and continue their program courses concurrently. Upon successful program completion, the student will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and two years of experience. While it is not required, the program is intended to lead to full-time employment.

Program components:
    • Two years of paid hands-on experience that increases as competencies are attained
    • Curriculum and hands-on experience are aligned with competencies of high-demand careers:
                1. Computer Systems Analyst
                2. Computer User Support Specialist
                3. Software Developer
                4. Database Technician/ Database Administrator
                5. Information Security Analyst 
    • Mentorship by an experience professional 
    • Learning plan tailored to employer outlining the student’s work-based learning experience 

This program is part of the co-op program and fulfills the work-based learning requirement for graduation.

 


Timeline:

Official launch is in May 2022 (may start sooner to accommodate employers’ hiring needs)

Eligibility:

Computer Information Systems majors entering the co-op program

Application:
No formal application required. Students will apply for CIS apprenticeship positions in Cardinal Careers or other platforms. Job postings will be marked accordingly. Please note that the hiring decision will be made by the employer.
Contact:
For more information, please contact Annika Bennett, Senior Program Coordinator, at  

NSA-Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Program overview:

The Pathways Coalition Cybersecurity Certificate program is funded by a National Security Agency (NSA) grant. The Coalition focuses on enhancing student knowledge in the realm of cybersecurity foundational courses while using healthcare data examples and use cases. The certificate includes basic elements of cybersecurity, cryptography, database, as well as artificial intelligence, analytics, blockchain, internet of things (IoT), and other areas related to the healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn technology industry badges/certificates (i.e., IBM, Microsoft, Google) included in the certificate. Authentic Use Cases are provided by national industry partners, including the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.

This apprenticeship program is competency-based and one-year in length

If you are an employer interested in partnering with us or someone who is interested in completing the program, please contact us. 

Eligibility and Application:
The application process and eligibility criteria are dependent upon participating employers. 
Contact:

For more information, please contact D’Neika Lopez, Assistant Director, at 


Trauma-Informed FlourishCare Paraprofessional Program

Program overview:

This paraprofessional training will prepare you for a career track in Behavioral Health, emphasizing recovery for people with substance use and other behavioral health needs throughout Kentucky. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) promotes a culture of safety and empowerment to help people heal from trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s).

How does it work?

The Trauma-Informed FlourishCare™ Pre-Apprentice Training Program is a competitive six-month paid internship. After the paid internship, program participants will be able to move on, into a 1 year Community Health Worker apprenticeship program.

Program components:
    • 6-month program begins September 1, 2022 (Our March 2022 class is full)
    • 45 hours classroom learning
    • 40 hours experiential learning
    •  Receive a $5000 Living Stipend
    • Peer Support Specialist Certification earned, if lived experience with mental health
Eligibility:

Open to people of any age with a high school diploma or GED

Application:
Please click this link to access the application: https://ultrager.memberclicks.net/bhwet  
Contact:

For more information, please contact Rachael Williams-Hale, Coordinator, at or call (502) 588-0433


Hospital Healthcare Support Specialist Apprenticeship (HHSS)

Program overview:

Upskills hospital employees to provide better support for RNs and share the RN workload. Provides flexibility to house supervisors when tailoring staffing needs according to the hospital’s patient census.

How does it work?

This two-year program:

    • Utilizes existing nationally recognized industry certifications
    • Shifts focus to increasing current employee capacity lessening the need for external recruitment
    • Creates pathways to more advanced upskilling through shared competencies (23/58 shared with RN, 35/58 shared with industry certifications
    • Creates new avenues for research in nursing as a first of its kind occupation
    • Establishes a new occupation via the MAPS program and registered in Kentucky
Program components:
    • Gain hands-on experience in the following areas: Bed Management, Laboratory, Patient Care Associate, Central Sterilization, Centralized Telemetry, 

      Phlebotomy

    • Completed 5 certifications as part of the related instruction: 

    1. Central Service Technician Certification
    2. Cardiac Monitoring Technician Certification
    3. Electrocardiography Technician Certification
    4. Clinical Medical Assistant or Nursing Assistant Certification
    5. Phlebotomy Technician Certification

If you are an employer interested in partnering with us or someone who is interested in completing the program, please contact us. 

Eligibility and Application:
The application process and eligibility criteria are dependent upon participating employers. 
Contact:

For more information, please contact D’Neika Lopez, Assistant Director, at 


Disclaimer: MAPS is offering these opportunities as part of a grant. Students currently participating or immediately enrolling in grant eligible experiences may be contacted to provide consent to collect information for research purposes.



Grant award number: HG-34348-20-60-A-21| Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Sun
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