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MedCerts is proud to announce that we have been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse.
The Military Friendly School title isn’t simply awarded to any and every school that admits military students, nor is it a moniker that an institution can self-assign. It is specifically to recognize the top schools in the country who devote the most effort towards welcoming military students and provide them with the resources to be successful from the classroom to the workforce.
The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for our nation’s military service members, veterans and military spouses.
— Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-founder of Victory Media
“I am a military spouse and I qualified to take a course in Medical Billing and Coding” Patricia Vergara, a CBCS and CEHRS student stationed in Japan, said. “It’s a $4,000 course but since I qualified (for MyCAA) they were able to pay for my school so I decided to take advantage of that. I can honestly say that my personal experience, it was very easy to apply. I called in and I got everything taken care of - my financial aid and everything - that same call. They gave me a call when it was time to start up my program and walked me through it. They have all the papers explaining exactly what you need to do and step by step instructions on how to use their program. So I really like it, it was very simple and easy to understand. It wasn’t at all complicated.”
MedCerts, with its self-paced and flexible programs, is ideal for military spouses because they lead to national certifications in portable, high demand career fields that can be taken from base to base. MedCerts is one of only 42 online-only schools to have made the Military Friendly Schools 2016 list.
“Without the dedication of our military and sacrifices made by them and their families, we would not be able to have the freedoms we do today,” said Michael Colvin, President at MedCerts. “MedCerts is honored to be selected as a Military Friendly School for 2016. We hope to assist active duty military, veterans and military spouses as they pursue education and careers in rewarding fields during their service and beyond.”
The Military Friendly School title is given not based on the question “Are you Military Friendly?” but “How Military Friendly Are You?” The Military Friendly Schools list is compiled using data broken into 10 weighted categories. “It lets the military community have certain expectations about where they’re going to put their talent, their military benefits and their hard work to bear”, says co-founder Chris Hale on the importance of defining the term Military Friendly. “It lets them know which institutions value them most, offer the best career opportunities, benefits, and career paths. Without it, institutions are able to create their own definitions around this and similar terms which can mislead military members.”
“This is a really well-organized program. I’m really happy with it...If you are not doing it and you’re a military spouse, you have to. This is a great opportunity for you to take advantage and just do it.” says Patricia on her YouTube Channel. “They are really great people and everyone that I have spoken to has been really nice. I would recommend this program to anyone looking into any health careers and looking to get certified in that branch.”
For more information about MedCerts’ military-friendly programs, visit our MyCAA page.
If you are a military spouse or your training is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover all or some of your tuition.
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