Career Step Announces Pharmacy Technician Externship Partnership with Walgreens
Career Step has established a partnership with Walgreens to offer Career Step Pharmacy Technician students externships in their local areas. Career Step students nationwide are now eligible for externships with this large retail pharmacy.
“The Career Step Pharmacy Technician program is focused on comprehensively preparing students for the pharmacy workplace,” said Career Step COO Mark Thomas. “We’re excited about this partnership because it expands our program by adding the opportunity for our students to gain on-the-job training before or after graduation—cementing the knowledge and skills they learn in the online program with hands-on experience.”
After gaining a solid foundation of pharmacy technician knowledge in the training program, students will work with their Career Step instructor to consider available externships in local Walgreens stores. Externships will typically consist of 180 practical hours, but the school will work with the individual externship provider to ensure the externship meets all state requirements.
“These externships are a phenomenal opportunity for our students,” said Rebekah Hutchins, a Career Step Pharmacy Technician instructor. “The Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program already incorporates a variety of teaching methods—including video, simulations and interactive exercises—and now these externships are adding hands-on experience in the real world for our students to thoroughly learn the material and prepare for certification and employment.”
The Career Step Pharmacy Technician program is a comprehensive online training course designed to help students train for a career in as little as three months. The program is focused on helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pass the Pharmacy Technician Board Exam (PTCE) and earn national certification, which is required in many states and recognized by most employers. The externship partnership with Walgreens will further prepare Career Step students for national certification and entry into the workforce.
For more information on the Career Step Pharmacy Technician online training program, visit CareerStep.com/pharmacy-technician-careers.