Bank of America Awards Grant to Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology in Support of US Veterans
Veterans are entering the healthcare industry in well-paying jobs thanks to Bank of America’s support of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College.
November 10th, 2017 — Bank of America has awarded the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College a $15,000 grant to provide veterans a rapid pathway to jobs through its new, fast-track Associate of Applied Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology. The program is specifically designed to provide veterans with the skills to transition from the military into the civilian workplace as professional biomedical technicians.
“We are grateful to Bank of America for its ongoing commitment to our nation’s veterans. This grant will help secure futures for these deserving men and women in well-paying jobs,” said General Richard B. Myers (USAF Ret.), 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, current President of Kansas State University, and Chairman of the Medisend College Board of Trustees.
2017 graduate, veteran Timothy Hall commented, “I enrolled in the General Richard B. Myers Program at Medisend College because I wanted to enter the biomedical field while still utilizing the technical skills I learned in the military. My aim was to obtain a good job to support my family. The Myers Program helped me accomplish this goal and exceeded my expectations.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the number of job openings in the biomedical technology field is expected to outnumber qualified applicants much faster than the average for other occupations.
Through strong partnerships with healthcare industry leaders, the highly regarded General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program has a near 100% success rate in job placement. 2017 graduates are currently employed at organizations such as Siemens, GE and Henry Schein.
“Bank of America is proud to support the vital mission of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College, and we applaud its focus on job training for deserving veterans,” said Bank of America Business Banking Executive Rick Bridwell. “Through our partnership, we can provide a pathway to economic mobility and future success for these men and women who’ve served our country well.”