FRESNO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 29, 2016
Aegis Therapies and Concorde Career College announced today seven scholarship recipients out of a total graduating cohort of 14 have completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate’s Degree Program jointly developed by Aegis and Concorde. This is the second cohort completing this program since it was introduced to the area in 2012.
The graduation will be held at Piccadilly Inn on 2305 W. Shaw Ave. in Fresno, this evening, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. Aegis Therapies President Martha Schram and Jim Thompson, Vice President of Program Development and Accreditation for Concorde Career College will attend and speak during the program.
The program was developed in response to a critical need for local education of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs), California currently has just four such programs. The scholarship program is particularly unique because it recruits current healthcare employees who have demonstrated the skill, interest and compassion needed to work well as a COTA. As part of this program, all seven scholarship recipients are provided employment as an Aegis therapist upon passing their occupational therapy certification exam to receive state licensure.
“We are pleased to participate in this program as it provides a valuable resource both to the community and to the patients Aegis serves,” said Schram. “We feel very fortunate to be able to support the development of individuals who are motivated to grow in this profession and Concorde has been an excellent partner in this initiative.”
About Aegis Therapies
Aegis Therapies is one of the nation’s leading providers of contract physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Offering contract rehabilitation and wellness services, Aegis Therapies operates in 1,000 locations across 39 states and the District of Columbia and employs more than 8,000 employees providing short-term and long-term therapy, At Home with Aegis, and EnerG® by Aegis wellness programs to help people increase their independence and maximize their functionality in a health care or home setting. Working together to provide better patient care at a lower cost, Aegis therapists receive state-of-the-art, evidenced-based practice training to measure and quantify therapy impact as well as continuing education to help them respond to the ongoing regulatory requirements while delivering clinical outcomes to their patients. For more information on Aegis Therapies, please visit (http://www.aegistherapies.com).
About Concorde Career College
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is a system of 16 campuses in eight states that has been training medical professionals in many of our local communities for more than 60 years. Incorporated in 1986, Concorde is solely focused on health care education and offers a range of degree and diploma programs, from entry-level positions in the health care industry to advanced clinical positions. From becoming a dental assistant to earning an occupational therapy assistant degree, students can complete some programs in as few as nine months and benefit from a hands-on, real-world learning environment that combines theoretical learning and practical application. For more information about Concorde’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs and other important information, please visit http://www.concorde.edu/disclosures.