For the 250 or so students of Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science, it was really a day that stood apart from the rest of their academic days. The training hall at the third floor of Azimuth wore a festive look, as it was abuzz with the lively conversations of the enthusiastic participants. Students in batches of 50 took turn and attended the in-plant training program at Azimuth from June 29 to July 3, 2009.
The students went on their rounds and observed the ongoing activities in the production and MT training facilities every morning before gathering at the training hall. The training session started with the welcome address by Mr. John Isaac, Manager (HR). It was followed by the orientation session handled by Ms. Vithya, (Marketing Executive). She threw light on the current scenario of MT industry, its immunity to the global economic slowdown and its promising future.
Mr. Aravazhi, Mentor, Azimuth Academy, thoroughly explained the various procedures involved in Medical Transcription and what constitutes a successful Medical Transcriptionist. He also gave a brief introduction to the language of medicine.
Ms. Arunmozhi, Manager, Azimuth Academy, explained the advantages and significance of online training. She also highlighted the relevance of online training in terms of housewives and those who are willing to work from home at the comfort of their own time and pace. She then described the various aspects of online tutoring process and round-the-clock help desk.
Students were given pre and post session questionnaires and their responses were documented. On the whole, the students opined that the training program offered them an educative and informative experience of their lifetime.