As a college instructor, Darla’s interactions with local medical professionals encouraged her to find a solution to help lower the high unemployment rate and improve local training opportunities. Darla, who holds a PhD in Health Education, and her husband Michael, a certified health instructor, opened their own business in 2011.
WNC Edutech’s mission is to provide education for people on the brink of losing their jobs, as well as those aspiring to advance their careers. The couple works to certify individuals as medical administrative assistants, clinical medical assistants, EKG techs, surgical techs, medical lab assistants, patient care techs, and electronic health record specialists, billing and coding specialists and in CPR. Michael also makes sure all students understand basic computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, how to send professional emails and create a resume with his/ her updated certifications.