Student Highlight Boardman Training Center – Deirdre Turner

Deirdre Turner is working on obtaining her medical certification as a phlebotomist

through Boardman Training Center (BTC). Before attending Boardman Training Center, Deirdre went to school at Trumbull Business College in Warren, PA. She worked at General Motors but was laid off and realized that Trumbull was not the best fit for her. Deirdre wanted a more hands-on experience within her training.

Deirdre decided to enroll in classes at Boardman Training Center after speaking with an admission representative. She knew she wanted a career quickly and didn’t want to spend four years in college before entering the medical field. At BTC all of the classes were in the medical field, were small and personable, and offered the hands-on experience that Deirdre desired.

Deirdre stated, “One of my favorite parts of attending Boardman Training Center is that everyone is so friendly. I am getting the proper training I need to do the work.” Her favorite teacher is Dave Intro. Dave, along with other staff, takes the time to break down the materials so that it is easier to understand and comprehend.”

Deirdre enjoys Boardman Training so much that she has already referred her niece to the campus and is taking the courses with her. Deirdre’s ideal job is to work in an establishment that she loves while being able to provide for her family.

 

Student Highlight Boardman Training Center – Sarah Borngesser

Sarah Borngesser

Sarah Borngesser is enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist, EKG Technician, and Cardio Phlebotomy programs at Boardman Traning Center (BTC). Before attending Boardman Training Center, Sarah was working at a call center and eventually got tired of not having a degree. Sarah wanted more out of life and began her studies at a school in Florida. However, soon realized that is was not the best fit for her due to it being too overwhelming.

Realizing that her school choice was not working for her educational needs, Sarah decided to enroll in multiple programs at BTC. After speaking with an admission representative, she realized that the programs were perfect for her due it being a career-focused school. Boardman Training Center offered Sarah smaller classes, hands-on learning, and student-based teaching. Sarah enrolled in EKG, Cardio-phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist because she wanted the most she could get out of her education and she wanted to start working in the medical field as soon as possible.

Sarah stated, “One of my favorite parts of attending Boardman Training Center is that it was enjoyable. They make learning interactive, fun and rewarding. The smaller classes help me learn better. The teachers explain things in a way that is easily understandable because they are real medical professionals.”

Sarah loves Boardman Training Center so much that she has been referring friends to the program because it offers a great balance between adult life and school life. The teachers look forward to watching and helping you succeed. Sarah’s ideal job is to work in a doctors office or hospital and have a successful long-term career in the medical field.

5 Benefits to Pursuing a Professional Certification

Why should I get certified?

Throughout our life, we want to make ourselves stand out among co-workers, peers, and, of course, to prospective employers. Being a candidate for a job opening can be a pivotal time in anyone’s life, and as the candidate, you want to make sure that employers see what you can bring to the table that will benefit them and their company.

In today’s world, it is often assumed that people will go to college in order to land their desired job, but why is that? Other options are available, like pursuing a professional certification unique to your skillset and interests.

These certifications have many benefits that can help you excel and stand out in comparison to other candidates for worthwhile jobs. Let’s take a look at some key advantages.

1. Saving Time

Those who choose to pursue a college degree are committed to two or more years of learning. Half of that time on campus is dedicated to fulfilling required courses that do not necessarily pertain to a major. With professional certification, though, you can attain the same information without the unnecessary course work.

Choosing to pursue a certification also means that you can study and learn within the comfort of your own home without interrupting your daily schedule. You have the ability to stay where you feel comfortable and you do not have to leave your job and other responsibilities for a lengthy period of time.

2. Saving Money

While financial aid and loans are worthwhile options when pursuing further education, the aid that students and their families apply for may not always be available. Whether you meet certain requirements or not ultimately decides how much debt you will be in and are expected to pay off once you finish your classes.

Certification is not nearly as burdensome a financial commitment compared to that of a degree. You can end up with the same qualifications and skillset as someone with a degree; however, you’ll have saved more money, helping you in the long run.

3. Finding Your Specialization

Degrees can cover a variety of topics, touching on different sectors of information that may or may not relate to your chosen field.

Certifications, meanwhile, let you attain information for a specific field. You are able to find topics that interest you and ones which will ultimately help you to market yourself to prospective employers. You’re also able to receive information that you want and need in order to become successful in your career path.

4. Adaptability

The world in which we live in is constantly changing. More information is being released daily as breakthroughs in research and development are being made in a variety of fields.

With certification or recertification, you prove to employers and yourself that you are ahead of the curve because you are up to date on topics relating to your field of study.

The new tools and information you learn will be put to use in attempts to further the excellence of your company. Certification also shows your readiness to learn and your dedication to the advancements in your field, which can help you excel within your company.

5. Professional Growth

With certification, you are able to expand your skills, which can help you when networking with others. Having connections in the working world can lead to opportunities that previously were unavailable.

Additionally, becoming certified tells your company that you have mastered topics and developed skills that are useful to their advancement and yours. Employers seek out candidates with vital skills that can benefit their companies, and certification can help highlight those skills to them.

By demonstrating the skills that you have learned through certification, you may find yourself in line for a future promotion, and all the financial benefits that brings with it.

You also receive your return on investment (ROI) at a much quicker pace. While pursuing a degree, it may take years to initially pay off your education and start reaping the benefits. An ROI comes much quicker with certification.

Reach Out to Us!

If you are interested in learning more about professional certification and what programs may be right for you, give us a call at (330) 729-9244, or contact us online today!

Q&A with Boardman Training Center student, Michelle Rucci

  1. What were you doing before coming to BTC?

Prior to attending BTC I was a secretary.

  1. Why did you choose BTC?

I chose BTC because of the price and the location.

  1. What do you think about your classes?

I like my classes, I think the setup of how we follow along in the book is set up well. 

  1. What do you like about BTC?

What I really like about BTC is my teacher and the small class size.

  1. What do you hope to obtain from BTC?

I hope to obtain my CBCS certification(s) for a job if I do move out of state.

  1. Would you refer a family member or friend to BTC?

Depending on what they are looking for I would. I already have referred a family member or friend to BTC.

Q&A with Boardman Training Center student, Hailee Dutton

  1. What were you doing before coming to BTC?

Prior to attending BTC I was working as a bartender thinking of how to better my life.

  1. Why did you choose BTC?

I chose BTC because one of my friends told me about the program. I scheduled an appointment to come and check it out and I liked the people and environment.

  1. What do you think about your classes?

I think my classes are great! The people, instructors, and administrators are amazing!

  1. What do you like about BTC?

What I like about BTC is even when I didn’t have confidence in myself, they did, and that helped me through!

  1. What do you hope to obtain from BTC?

I hope to better my life and work ethic.

  1. Would you refer a family member or friend to BTC?

I would most definitely recommend a family member or friend to BTC!

Q&A with Boardman Training Center student, Donna Fero

  1. What were you doing before coming to BTC?

I’m currently a restaurant manager, so I work a lot. I also have three (adult) children. My youngest is graduating this year so I figured I can finally start a new path!

  1. Why did you choose BTC?

I chose to attend BTC because a good friend of mine did the program and had great things to say.

  1. What do you think about your classes?

I like my classes. I found that EKG was pretty easy and I enjoyed it and I love phlebotomy. Phlebotomy is a little harder, but much more interesting to me.

  1. What do you like about BTC?

I like how flexible BTC is. I had surgery and missed a few classes and everyone was extremely helpful in getting me caught up.

  1. What do you hope to obtain from BTC?

I would love to be able to find a job as a phlebotomist in a lab or hospital setting.

  1. Would you refer a family member or friend to BTC?

Absolutely! I have enjoyed every class here! I’ll be sad when I’m done – happy to have my certificate – but sad that classes are over.

Q&A with Boardman Training Center student, Vanessa Sierra

  1. What were you doing before coming to BTC?

Prior to attending BTC I was living in New Jersey where I was unable to continue going to school where I was due to the many health issues that I had. Once I moved to Ohio I knew instantly that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare so I can pass on my love for the medical field.

  1. Why did you choose BTC?

I chose to attend BTC because I heard an ad on the radio and then checked out the website. Once I met Nikki in admissions and she showed me how flexible and affordable it would be I couldn’t resist and enrolled into the Cardio-Phlebotomy course.

  1. What do you think about your classes?

Classes at BTC are so much fun! Staff and faculty get along. It makes the time, money, and effort you put in worth it.

  1. What do you like about BTC?

What I like about BTC is the fact that you get to learn so much in such a short time frame that afterwards unlocks a number of career opportunities. I’ve also made a number of new friends as well.

  1. What do you hope to obtain from BTC?

I hope to obtain as much knowledge as possible so I can have a fulfilling career. I want to be able to tell my future kids to never give up even if life tries to bring them down.

  1. Would you refer a family member or friend to BTC?

If they truly wish to go into a career in healthcare then I absolutely would!

Q&A with Boardman Training Center student, Tia Marapese

  1. What were you doing before coming to BTC?

Prior to attending BTC I was attending the Dental Assisting program in Youngstown. I decided to leave that program because I felt I wasn’t getting the best education.

  1. Why did you choose BTC?

I chose to attend BTC because it’s local and the classroom size is small so you can have one on one time with the instructor(s).

  1. What do you think about your classes?

I like my classes because the instructor(s) cares that you understand the material that was taught to you. If you don’t understand then the instructor(s) will spend one on one time with you until you grasp the material.

  1. What do you like about BTC?

What I really like about BTC is that the hours are very flexible. Classes are three days a week, so I’m not overwhelmed in this program. The instructor(s) explanations in class are easy to understand.

  1. What do you hope to obtain from BTC?

I hope to obtain the skills to become a successful EKG Tech/ Phlebotomist.

  1. Would you refer a family member or friend to BTC?

Yes, I would refer BTC to my family and friends because I’ve had an amazing experience thus far!