Sodexo and Medisend Partner to Bring Biomedical Career Opportunities to Veterans

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Unique public/private partnership supports the training and employment of students enrolled in the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program.

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Dave Francoeur and Steve Cannon of Sodexo recently conducted a business communications and leadership seminar at MediSend.

Medisend is grateful to Sodexo for this unique addition to the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program and the opportunities this partnership offers our veterans," says Nick Hallack, MediSend President and CEO.

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services and one of the largest healthcare technology management companies, is partnering with Medisend, a Dallas-based educational institute that provides critical education and training in healthcare technology management (HTM), to support the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program in its capacity as an accelerated educational pathway to careers in the healthcare industry.

In support of this program, Sodexo has developed professional workshops to help participating veterans develop the business and leadership skills important to success in a clinical environment. The workshops combine observation and practical learning to expose the veteran technicians to industry expectations and the Sodexo culture of building talent and resources.

"Medisend is grateful to Sodexo for this unique addition to the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program and the opportunities this partnership offers our veterans. We are truly appreciative of the talent and resources that Sodexo is sharing with our veterans and for the dedication of Sodexo representatives in spending so much meaningful time in this endeavor," said Medisend President and CEO Nick Hallack.

Sodexo's workshops first became available to veterans in the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program starting in April and will continue throughout the rest of the year.

"Sodexo's partnership with Medisend in support of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program provides us with a tremendous opportunity to give back to those who've dedicated their lives to protect our freedom while helping to develop skilled new biomedical equipment technicians," said Steve Cannon, senior vice president at Sodexo Clinical Technology Management. "We are confident that our workshops will be a very valuable resource to veterans seeking a biomedical professional career and we are excited by the prospect of program graduates seeking a career within Sodexo."

Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The global Fortune 500 Company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.

For more information on the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology Program, go to myersbmet.org.

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