February 26, 2021
ReNew Biomedical hosted the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and local press, Jackson officials, and ambassadors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official launch of the ReNew Biomedical Training Academy.
The Training Academy, announced by Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner Bob Rolfe in October 2020, aims to fight the shortage of skilled biomedical technicians in West TN. In light of the medical device industry’s explosion due to global health concerns and the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of medical devices requiring service is at an all-time high. Meanwhile, qualified and certified biomedical technicians are few, with their services in high demand. ReNew’s hands-on apprenticeship program offers training, workbench experience, and graduates will complete a CABT, Certified Associate in Biomedical Technology.
The ReNew Biomedical Training Academy is an official partner with AAMI and the Federal Department of Labor. AAMI supports HTMs and is the institute that sets the standard for credentials in the biomedical technician field.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s investment helped ReNew build a curriculum and a training facility equipped to educate and train new biomedical technicians on a variety of equipment. Training in the medical equipment industry includes defibrillators, ventilators, EKGs, vital signs monitors, IV pumps, AEDs, and more.
The Training Academy began classes in January of 2021 and held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 26. The RBTA is on pace to create over 45 skilled, high-paying jobs in the next five years. The apprenticeship is now accepting applications for students who wish to start in the fall. To apply or learn more about this program, click here.