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September 17, 2014 (El Cajon)--Advanced Training Associates, an accredited private college that provides training in medical and business occupations to civilians, veterans and active duty military located in El Cajon, CA, hosted the largest graduation ceremony in the school’s history on September 9.

“We treat our students like family, and seeing our students graduate makes us so proud,” said Advanced Training Operations Director Valerie Phillips.

The happy event was attended by over 200 graduates and guests at the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon, CA.  Graduates included students from the school’s Medical Assistant Diploma, Information Systems Technology Diploma, and IT Associate Degree programs.

Attendees enjoyed inspiring remarks from guest speakers Ben Kalasho and Edward Cramp.   Mr. Kalasho is the President of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, a businessman and prominent humanitarian for the Chaldean/Assyrian community in East County.  Mr. Cramp is a Managing Partner at Duane Morris an international law firm with local offices in San Diego. 

“Our students are dedicated to their education and training, and being able to guide them through the admissions process and then seeing them graduate is very fulfilling to us as educators,” said Education Coordinator Steve Howard.

Located in El Cajon, California, Advanced Training Associates (ATA) is a veteran-owned family college providing diploma and associate degree training for entry-level positions in technical, health care and business fields. For more information, visit the ATA website at


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