FAIRLAWN, Ohio, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MTEC, a premier online medical transcription and editing school, is proud to be approved by the Department of Defense to train military spouses using the newly expanded Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funding program. As of October 25, 2010, the MyCAA program will provide up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
MTEC has been involved in the MyCAA program since the initial launch in 2007. "The portable nature of medical transcription and editing makes it the ideal match for military spouses who need the flexibility of working from home and the ability to take their career with them when their partner is deployed or reassigned," states Kim Buchanan, CMT, AHDI-F, Director of Education for MTEC. MTEC's mobile learning solution enables students to take their coursework with them wherever they go without having to transport text books and materials.
"We couldn't be happier that this funding is now available for military spouses," comments Phil Saulnier, service disabled veteran and President/CEO of America's Pride, a service disabled veteran owned company providing medical transcription services to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Air Force and US Navy. America's Pride currently employs over 50 veterans and spouses of active duty military out of 150 team members. "We have been hiring MTEC graduates for many years because of the strength of their program and their support of military spouses and veterans. We hope this funding will enable more military spouses to further support their families through an interesting, flexible career in medical transcription and editing," he concludes.
MTEC was the first medical transcription school to be approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by AHDI and AHIMA. Graduates of the MTEC Premier Medical Transcription course have a higher than average pass rate on the industry entry-level credentialing exam (RMT) and are highly sought after by industry employers.
The Medical Transcription Education Center (MTEC) was developed and founded in 1996 and is the first school to be approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by AHDI and AHIMA for certifying and approving medical transcription education programs. MTEC's academic purpose is to prepare students for productive careers in the dynamic, ever-changing, and challenging medical transcription profession. MTEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Webmedx. MTEC is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools, Certificate #08-11-1886T
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