H-CAP provides opportunities for labor/management workforce partnerships to share best practice and ideas on workforce development and planning. H-CAP also works with joint labor/management training funds and organizations that implement local workforce, career ladder, and educational programs. H-CAP works to bring the collective power of our network to the national conversation on workforce development and training in the healthcare industry.


Our core areas of programmatic work include:

  • Industry-based, innovative career ladder programs to meet the needs of the working adults across all sectors of healthcare

  • Development of a labor/management platform for healthcare workforce development and education policy and research  

  • Investigation of new and emerging jobs fostered by healthcare reform implementation and its implications for workforce education and training

  • Cross-institutional partnerships between employers, unions, and colleges

  • Advocacy for innovative programs for BSN completion

  • Support for equity in the healthcare professional workforce

  • Post-secondary preparatory education that supports access and completion rates

  • Program evaluation and research for continuous improvement of programs

  • Grant and program development consultation and assistance


Registered Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship is a training system overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor that combines on-the-job training with work-based instruction and learning while the worker receives wages. At the end of the apprenticeship period, the worker earns a national industry-recognized credential that may include college credit.

MOVE UP Program

Through this funding, H-CAP is piloting the Mobility and Opportunity for Valuable Employment by Upskilling Parents (MOVE UP Program) that aims to strengthen two generations - both children and parents- simultaneously. This dual approach will help people (particularly women, immigrants and workers of color) break through the barriers to career advancement often faced by parents of young children.

Education Association

The H-CAP Education Association comprises 16 industry-driven, labor/management, and labor-based training organizations that include over 900 employers and more than 600,000 employees in 14 states plus Washington, DC.

Policy & Research

H-CAP partners with research institutions to develop content on the topics of workforce development, labor/management collaborations, Registered Apprenticeship, and the future of work within healthcare, among others. Find our most recent collaborations in this section, and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with trends in healthcare.