SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

February 25, 2008 09:00 ET

ACERT Partners With AfterCollege to Establish a Nationwide Radiologic Technology Career Network and Scholarship Program

AfterCollege and the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology Partner to Provide Career Resources and Scholarships to Students at Radiologic Technology Schools

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - The Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT) and AfterCollege, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will provide scholarships and access to job opportunities to thousands of radiologic technology students nationwide. ACERT, in conjunction with AfterCollege, will award scholarships to radiologic technology students enrolled in an accredited radiologic sciences program at ACERT affiliated schools. Additionally, AfterCollege will enable students to research relevant job opportunities from its nationwide network of employers through an exclusive Job Resource Center on the ACERT web site and through Job Resource Centers available on constituent ACERT schools' web sites.

The newly formed AfterCollege/ACERT Scholarship Program will award $4,000 in funding annually to students enrolled in an accredited radiologic sciences program at affiliated ACERT schools.

AfterCollege currently provides Job Resource Centers to more than 1,500 academic departments and associations throughout the country. Through the new partnership, all ACERT member schools will be able to provide their students and alumni with targeted job opportunities and announcements at the local, state and national levels.

"ACERT is delighted to be partnering with AfterCollege in providing information to our members and their students for employment in Radiologic Technology. The scholarship monies provided by AfterCollege will significantly benefit students in pursuit of their education in our profession," said ACERT President Bette Schans, PhD, RT (R).

"We are pleased to align ourselves with ACERT. AfterCollege's services have been adopted in radiologic sciences communities locally and at the state level throughout the country, and we see this being a natural fit," said Michael S. Fernald, Director of University Expansion of AfterCollege. "We welcome ACERT to the AfterCollege network and look forward to supporting their schools and helping students make well informed career choices."

About AfterCollege

Founded in 1999, AfterCollege, Inc. (www.aftercollege.com) is the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. AfterCollege provides employers with direct access to students through an exclusive network of over 1,500 academic departments and student groups as well as a proprietary database of more than 19,500 faculty, and student group contacts at the nation's top universities. Its proprietary network and job distribution technology translate into substantive job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege's unique approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019. AfterCollege, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.

About the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology

ACERT (www.acert.org) is the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, Inc, a non-profit educational organization. Organized on January 25, 1975, this organization is dedicated to improving the quality of education at the collegiate level in radiologic technology.

The philosophy of ACERT revolves around the positive growth and development of the collegiate educational process in Radiologic Technology. Ultimately, the education of competent radiologic technologists and educators will insure high quality patient care and the growth of the Radiologic Technology profession.

The expansion of collegiate radiologic technology programs has resulted in a need to upgrade and strengthen educational standards. ACERT was created to meet the challenge of identifying and establishing uniform guidelines for collegiate radiologic technology programs.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts

    Michael Fernald
    AfterCollege, Inc.
    415-263-1300 X124

    Leslie Kendrick
    Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology
    208-426-3281