The graduating class of Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School (ACI) in Eatontown, New Jersey celebrated their commencement ceremony which took place on August 29, 2018 at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theater in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Commencement speaker, Eric LeGrand provided the commencement speech where he shared his story of perseverance and strength through adversity. He urged graduates to always strive toward their goals and use the tools that they learned at ACI to lead successfully wholesome lives and careers.
ACI’s mission is to nurture their students in a hands-on learning environment. By providing them with the knowledge to foster fulfilling careers, ACI also helps students to develop and hone the interpersonal skills necessary for any career in the medical and dental industries. Graduate Carlos Madera summed up how the courses at ACI impacted him, how “They say ‘fake it until you make it’, but because of ACI Medical & Dental School, I am prepared. I am able to reach my next goal and I believe I am a better person”. Mr. LeGrand’s story of hope and resilience resonated with the graduates, as for many of the students at ACI is a new beginning. As a renowned national motivational speaker, Mr. LeGrand gave the graduates inspiring parting advice as they enter the next chapter of their lives, saying, “Going forward from now, you’re going to be dealing with patients and life. I always try to tell people that while it’s important to be able to pay your bills and everything, never do the job just for the paycheck. Do the job for the patient.”
Beyond learning the value of their roles in the medical field to patients, graduates found a second family at ACI. “The best news is, we got through it all, and are here together for this day. I am proud to say that many of you here, I can call lifelong friends, as well as business associates because of the experiences we accomplished together.” Sherrie Bradley said after speaking about the challenges her and her classmates faced and overcame together. ACI is an environment of encouragement and challenges, which fosters inspired and experienced graduates that go on to lead successful careers using the training and education they received from the school’s staff.
Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and New Jersey State Department of Labor. ACI has a team of medical and dental instructors that provide students with hands on learning and educational support, teaching their students not only the technical skills needed to be successful in their medical or dental career, but also the interpersonal skills to take charge of their lives with confidence. With state-of-the-art equipment, the Eatontown, New Jersey school’s unique academic experience has achieved an over 80 percent employment rate with many students receiving employment opportunities before graduation and a 95 percent Credentialed on National Certification Exams, as well as a 94 percent graduation rate due to their comprehensive and supportive environment. ACI is a member of the National Healthcareer Association and has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and recently won the 2017 NJBIA Business Success Award for Excellence.