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Medtech Institute in Orlando Expands Healthcare Education Opportunities in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Feb. 1, 2013) – Medtech Institute in Orlandohas expanded its healthcare education opportunities for students in Central Florida. In addition to its Practical Nursing program, students now may pursue education and training in Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding. 

The initial classes of Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding students have begun their courses, with a new round of class starts scheduled each month. The next start will be early this month.

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ATLANTA – (Nov. 9, 2012) –Medtech College has been named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Hundreds of companies from across the country compete for the designation, but only those with the highest quality human resources initiatives are named National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.

In May, Medtech College was honored as an Atlanta Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™, one of 45 companies selected for the highly sought-after regional market award.  Winners from the Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Grand Rapids, Mich., market competitions were eligible for national recognition.

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Medtech College Recognized by Achievers at 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States Awards

ATLANTA – (Oct. 29, 2012) – Medtech College has been recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. Medtech College was honored along with other recipients of the award during a VIP gala Oct. 25,2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, Calif.

The annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation toward engaging their employees.

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Medtech Orlando expanding, tripling local work force

Orlando Business Journal

Aug. 10, 2012


 Atlanta-based Medtech Colleges & Institutes Inc., which bought Camelot Healthcare Training Institute in March for an undisclosed amount, will expand the school’s footprint and triple its number of jobs in two months.


Medtech Orlando will move into 16,000 square feet of leased space at 2000 N. Alafaya Trail in October, after gutting the building “down to the studs” for a $1 million buildout, said Medtech President and CEO John Hopkins. “We’ve been trying to get into Florida, particularly Orlando, for quite a while.”

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Medtech Names Brenda Green Executive Director of Orlando Campus

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Aug. 6, 2012) – Medtech, a leading post-secondary healthcare education provider, has announced the appointment of Brenda Green as Executive Director of Medtech Institute in Orlando, formerly Camelot Healthcare Training Institute.

In her new role, Green will be responsible for leadership of day-to-day operations at the campus, which offers post-secondary education programs in nursing and allied health care. As Medtech grows its presence in Florida, Green also will serve a regional role, providing operational support to other campuses across the state as the school’s Florida market expands.

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Time to Move On?

Advance for Nurses

Aug. 1, 2012


Jennifer Cannon, MSN, RN, is the senior director of the nursing program for Medtech College, with campuses in six states and the District of Columbia. Cannon cautions nurses from being too hasty to make a move, particularly early in their careers.

Most critically, she says, nurses need to be well-grounded in clinical care experience, even if they eventually move into other roles.

"You really need to have that foundation of clinical nursing," she says. For those who are not feeling bedside nursing is for them, Cannon suggests trying another department or unit before moving away from bedside care entirely. "Build a solid clinical foundation - give yourself 3-5 years to really get proficient," she advised.

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Real People for Aug. 1

Aug. 1, 2012


Karen Sailors has known adversity. After being widowed in her early '30s, she raised two children on her own. In 2007, she was laid off from her job. And when she started thinking about the next step in her life, it was clear she needed to get back to the classroom to build on the training she'd gotten years ago at a technical college. Facing these challenges was tough enough, but Sailors managed them while overcoming a personal disability: She has been deaf since birth.

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