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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--()--The Mason Center for Healthcare Education has partnered with MedCerts, an online certification training provider in allied healthcare and information technology, to offer MedCerts’ full catalog.

“We are delighted to work with the Mason Center to bring our programming to the Tennessee community,” said Craig Sprinkle, CEO at MedCerts, a Stride, Inc. company (NYSE: LRN). “This partnership allows us to offer our life-changing learning and career opportunities to even more individuals interested in the healthcare field.”

The Mason Center provides state and nationally recognized certification programs, convenient access to training, real-world clinical experience, connection with potential employers, and financial assistance for those who qualify.

As Tennessee hospital administrators report struggles to fill healthcare positions, the Mason Center’s collaboration with MedCerts aims to address those shortages and prepare the workforce of the future.

“Now more than ever, individuals are looking to launch or expand their careers,” said Brandi Miller, Executive Director at The Mason Center. “We’re excited to team with MedCerts to offer an opportunity for those looking to embark on their career in healthcare through in-demand certification programs.”

As a leader in online healthcare, MedCerts has helped more than 55,000 students earn credentials and start new careers in the in-demand fields of healthcare and IT. MedCerts has developed more than 50 immersive online national certification training programs with best-in-class outcomes.

About MedCerts

MedCerts – a Stride, Inc. company (NYSE: LRN) – is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. Focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT, it serves individuals from all backgrounds, including the military and their families, career changers and the under- and unemployed. MedCerts delivers certification and career training through HD-quality video-based instruction, virtual simulations, games and animations, and on-the-job training through Experiential Learning solutions. Since 2009, the company has developed over 50 career programs, trained and up-skilled more than 55,000 individuals across the country and partnered with over 500 American job centers and more than 1,000 healthcare organizations to build talent pipelines. In 2020, MedCerts was acquired by Stride, Inc. Stride has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. For more information, visit

About The Mason Center

The Mason Center for Healthcare Education is a non-profit education center that offers certification programs for individuals who want to pursue or grow careers in the senior care industry, including skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care fields.


Brandi Miller for The Mason Center
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Jennifer Harrison for MedCerts
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Portrait of Patrick Verda
Written by Patrick Verda
Director of Partnerships

Patrick Verda is MedCerts' Director of Partnerships and a senior-level sales leader. With more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience in the Ed-Tech sector, Patrick understands the complex needs and challenges that organizations face, and he enjoys working collaboratively to address these challenges.

Patrick spent years in various sales and sales management roles at Blackboard, IBM, and Cengage Learning. Patrick earned a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from Hamilton University.

Patrick resides in Bloomington, IL with his wife and four grown children. He is a member of the advisory board for the Chicago-based nonprofit 'Cardz For Kidz'.

Published on June 12, 2023


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