MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Device makers are joining forces with Massachusetts’ higher education to help military veterans get their foot in the door with a career in medtech.
Medical device maker Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) is joining forces with Salem State University and North Shore Community College to hold the Boston area’s 1st Student Veteran Re-careering Seminar on June 17, providing career-training and 1-on-1 mentoring opportunities for student service members, veterans and graduates.
"The medical technology industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields in the nation, offering tremendous opportunities for our returning military veterans to achieve meaningful and successful careers," Abiomed chairman, president & CEO Michael Minogue, who is a veteran of Desert Storm, said in prepared remarks. "Massachusetts has thriving biotech and medtech industries, and [the MedTech and BioTech Veterans Program] is an extraordinary program that connects businesses to a talented and skilled workforce."
The MVP program was launched in 2012 by Abiomed and AdvaMed to help military veterans break into the medical device field, providing online educational programs, mentor training and networking events.
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