CVS Pharmacy offers pharmacy technician internship
Gatlin Education Services announced today it has reached an agreement with CVS Pharmacy that will give students an important leg up in the job market. CVS will offer its externship program to students in several CVS districts who are taking Gatlin’s pharmacy technician online career training program provided basic qualifications are met.Gatlin’s nationally recognized pharmacy technician program is available at hundreds of continuing education departments at community colleges and universities across the United States. This blended learning online program teaches the necessary skills to gain employment as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail setting. The course aims to provide high school graduates and individuals seeking new careers the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for the mandated national certification. CVS supplies interns up to 40 hours of hands-on experience that includes assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications and a bevy of administrative duties. Gatlin and CVS initially expect to enroll about a dozen students in the internship program every month, with that number doubling in a year’s time. “The pharmacy technician certificate program is one of our most popular offerings,” said Mark Lamkin, Executive Director of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “The added benefit of having a valuable internship will continue to put Gatlin students a step ahead in this job market. The partnership with CVS will not only open doors for students, but will also pave the way for similar advantages with our other programs.” Gatlin Education Services is part of Cengage Learning and ed2go.