The ReNew Biomedical Academy Celebrates Josh Weatherford as the First-Ever AAMI & Department of Labor HTM Apprenticeship Graduation
JACKSON, TN. ReNew Biomedical, a company that services and repairs life-saving emergency medical equipment including ventilators, defibrillators, monitors, and more, celebrated Josh Weatherford and instructor Richard Woods. Josh Weatherford, ReNew’s shop manager, was recognized as the first-ever technician to complete a Biomedical Apprenticeship program in association with AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and the US Department of Labor. As part of this two-year course, Josh achieved his CABT and CBET certifications under the instruction of Richard Woods.
AAMI’s VP of HTM, Danielle McGeary, personally presented Josh with his Apprenticeship Completion certificate from the Department of Labor. Also in attendance was Robert Burroughs, AAMI’s Chief Learning and Development Officer. Danielle and Robert flew in from Washington DC to congratulate Josh and Richard for their momentus accomplishment. As the first individual to recieve this recognition, Weatherford’s Certification has been specially recorded in the Federal Department of Labor Archives.
The ReNew Biomedical Training Academy was announced by Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner Bob Rolfe in October of 2020, and aims to train Certified Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CBET) in West Tennessee. With the growing need for medical equipment service, ReNew is comitting to revitalize the Healthcare Technology Management and biomedical workforce to maintain, service, and repair life-saving medical equipment around the country. The RBTA program is aimed at facing labor challenges head-on and creating local skilled jobs. The academy is set to create 43 new skilled jobs over it’s first five years. The ReNew Biomedical Training Academy, and newly refurbished facilities, officially launched in January of 2021.
ReNew Biomedical is excited to host the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and WBBJ for the official graduation ceremony and celebration therafter.
This ceremony and celebration took place at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 30 at 2345 Dr. FE Wright Drive, Jackson, TN.