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Attention Veterans: New Medtech Job Training Program Accepting Applications through Friday, August 31
Date:8/28/2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Technology Veterans Program (MVP) Boot Camp for Returning Heroes, a new year-long program to help military veterans find jobs in the medical technology (medtech) industry, is recruiting qualified veterans from around the U.S. seeking internships or full-time jobs. The training and mentorship program—open to all veterans, with special consideration to those injured or disabled while serving—was created to help returning service members make the transition to careers in the medical device and diagnostic industries. Interested candidates should submit an application, current resume and an optional cover letter explaining their goal of internships or full-time employment to MVPHeroes@advamed.org by August 31.

Gulf War-era II veterans face an unemployment rate of 12.1 percent. The innovative medtech industry—which continues to thrive and boasts a variety of job functions with tremendous potential for career advancement at pay levels that are generally above the national average—offers significant employment opportunities. The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is leading an initiative to help the next generation of returning service members make successful transitions into medical technology careers with the MVP program.

The year-long program begins with a three-day event in Boston that includes an opening reception and dinner on Sept. 30, the MVP Boot Camp on Oct. 1 and attendance at AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference on Oct. 2. During the training, 25 MVP Heroes from across the country will learn about careers in the medtech industry—including positions in manufacturing, design and engineering, and sales—and r
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