General Richard B. Myers and Polly Weidenkopf, ReserveAid Executive Director
On February 2nd, the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology School received $50k from Reserve Aid. Polly Weidenkopf, ReserveAid's Executive Director, presented the check to General Myers who was in Dallas to meet the veterans enrolled in the school that bears his name at the MediSend Institute of Biomedical Technologies.
“Reserve Aid is honored to be a supporter of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology School and MediSend. Their total focus is ensuring that veterans receive the best possible biomedical education and that they are placed in careers that will ensure a successful future,” says Weidenkopf.
The General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology School trains Post 9/11 veterans to be professional biomedical equipment technicians (BMETS), the individuals responsible for the repair and maintenance of critical medical equipment. It is a growing field with excellent starting salaries and good career upside in the healthcare industry. The Myers School readies veterans for employment in only five months in a fast track, boot camp style program. Graduates are currently working for prominent healthcare organizations around the country such as Baylor Scott & White Health, SODEXO, DaVita Dialysis, VHA, Becton Dickinson, and the US Military.
“Polly and her organization have been by our side since we launched the school in 2013. Thanks to ReserveAid, veterans are able to support themselves and their families in good jobs, performing meaningful service to their communities,” said General Myers.
To date, the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology School has been entirely privately funded. On April 1st 2016, the program will be approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. For more information, go to http://www.MyersBMET.org