Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and protect military families, to award one full tuition scholarship each quarter to a military spouse. Career Step and the NMFA are pleased to announce that the third scholarship recipient of 2016 is Shermaine Sampson-Turntine.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity, and thank Career Step for their financial support toward my education,” said Ms. Sampson-Turntine. “I plan on using the skills I acquire through this program to start a career that will help improve my life and support my future educational endeavors.”
Ms. Sampson-Turntine and her husband, a retired Army service member, have recently been displaced by a devastating house fire. With the financial implications of this tragedy, Ms. Sampson-Turntine has been forced to postpone her dream of pursuing a master’s degree in social work. To help fund her long-term educational goals, she has decided to pursue a medical transcription and editing career through Career Step’s training program.
While social work is still her ultimate career goal, Ms. Sampson-Turntine sees medical transcription as a way to further that ambition. She believes that education in medical transcription will give her greater insight into the healthcare system as a whole and equip her with a strong background in medical terminology and anatomy, preparing her to be a knowledgeable team player in medical settings.
“We are honored to participate with the National Military Family Association in assisting those within the military community achieve their educational and career goals,” said Steve Tober, President and CEO of Career Step. “Our training programs are a great fit for military families and all those looking to quickly and affordably gain the specific skills needed to start a rewarding career. We offer Shermaine our heartfelt congratulations, and wish her and her family the best as she begins her medical transcription and editing program.”
Career Step’s dedication to military families spans decades. Over the years, more than 15,000 military spouses and service members have trained with Career Step, and the school has been recognized as a Military Friendly School™ for five years in a row. Career Step, a MyCAA-approved school, is also an original member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program run through the Department of Defense.
Applications are currently being accepted for the fourth Career Step and National Military Family Association scholarship. This scholarship is open to spouses of service members who are either on active duty or are veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard. For more information about this scholarship, visit at http://www.careerstep.com/nmfa.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and offers a variety of continuing education and professional development courses for a variety of healthcare professionals. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.
About National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.