Students in the ophthalmic apprenticeship and contact lens apprenticeship program will learn to use this device

Updated February 9, 2022

CEENTA believes in having the most qualified staff across the board, and part of that approach involves creating opportunities for people to discover their passion for our various industries. This is why we are proud to offer our paid Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program this spring for anyone who wants to learn more about becoming an Ophthalmic Imaging Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, or a Contact Lens Technician.

What is the Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program?

Rakyia Minor, Senior Manager of Ophthalmic Clinical Services, provided some insight into the program and its benefits during an interview. Regarding the course itself, she explains, “The apprentice must complete 12 weeks of didactic and skill learning, followed by 12 weeks of clinical rotations in various subspecialties.” Mrs. Minor went further to explain how each apprentice’s success is measured. “Weekly quizzes and tests are given, as well as frequent skill competency checks are also performed.

What candidates are considered for the Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program?

This program is intended for candidates who truly want to explore the field of eye care, so new apprentices undergo a thorough vetting process before taking the program. Beyond interviews with CEENTA Operations Managers and Mrs. Minor, the candidate is required to take an entrance exam to determine eligibility. Yet the right candidates are more than just capable of acing interviews and exams.

“They have to be able to learn new skills, work under pressure, work in a fast-paced environment and think critically when caring for patients,” Minor explained.

Get paid to learn at CEENTA

CEENTA’s program is perfect for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of eye care, but it can also lead to a rewarding career in healthcare, certification that is recognized internationally, and unlimited professional opportunities. Not only that, but you can get paid in the process!

This program will also prepares technicians and assistants for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Exam and the National Contact Lens Exam (NCLE) and give them the opportunity to transition to an ophthalmology role at a later time.

The CEENTA Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program begins March 29, 2022. Learn more about our latest apprenticeship program and apply below.

Apply for Ophthalmic Apprentice Position

Apply for Contact Lens Apprentice Position


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