AdvaMed wants to help veterans find MedTech work
- Blog Post by: James Walsh
- July 11, 2012 - 12:24 PM
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) will host a MedTech Veterans Program (MVP) Boot Camp for Returning Heroes this fall. The program is recruiting qualified veterans seeking internships or full-time jobs in the medical technology industry.
It will be held in conjunction with AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference in Boston, according to AdvaMed.
“The MVP Boot Camp recognizes the strong correlation behind the mission of the medical technology industry and that of veterans who have transitioned from service in the military to an interest in serving patients and caregivers,” AdvaMed said. “The program applies to all military veterans, with special recognition of those wounded overseas.”
Michael Minogue, a veteran and chairman, president and CEO of Abiomed, said he started the boot camp after talking with discouraged wounded veterans.
“The origin of this program came from shared frustration among veterans in finding internships or job placement following military service,” Minogue said. “This program demonstrates the industry’s collaboration and commitment to providing the tools necessary for these veterans to pursue successful roles in the medical technology field and continuing to serve a mission to help patients.”
The MVP Boot Camp will select up to 25 people to receive job-search assistance and advice about careers and networking in the medical technology industry. The three-day program kicks off with a welcome reception and dinner on Sept. 30, followed by two days of educational programming, networking opportunities and mentorship.
Each MVP Hero will partner one-on-one with an industry mentor serving as a personal career guide. The mentors are military veterans who now have careers in medical technology.
“This training program was created to assist our returning heroes following their incredible service to our country, giving them access to industry executives, HR representatives and mentors,” said Stephen J. Ubl, AdvaMed president and CEO. “Once they’ve gone through this intensive program, we believe our MVP Heroes will be strongly positioned for exciting and long-term careers in an innovative and growing industry.”
Interested veterans can apply by sending a cover letter, including their goal of internships or full-time employment, and a current resume to MVPHeroes@advamed.org. Contributions from veterans and other donors will help pay expenses for veterans to attend the MVP Boot Camp. More information is available here.
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