AdvaMed's job placement initiative for military vets draws funding

The MedTech Veterans Program Boot Camp for Returning Heroes will give vets training to pursue positions in the medical device field--photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense

At least two major backers have committed funding to a new AdvaMed initiative to place U.S. military veterans for medical device industry jobs, the Boston Globe reports. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Abiomed ($ABMD) each committed $25,000 to the boot camp program formally known as the MedTech Veterans Program Boot Camp for Returning Heroes. Plans call for training vets in resume and interviewing skills, and providing jobs mentors for 25 veterans. AdvaMed expects to formally launch the program at the organization's 2012 convention in Boston in October, and previewed the initiative at an event this week. Story