Shelby Timms is a student at Boardman Training Center (BTC) and enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program. Shelby decided to enroll in BTC after seeing an ad on Instagram and immediately reached out by phone because she knew she needed a career change. Prior to attending BTC Shelby ran training operations for a small business called Rise Pies. Shelby was responsible for running the store and developing training materials. The medical field had always been an interest of Shelby’s but after being out of school for seven years, she wasn’t sure she would be able to find the right kind of program for her. However, she felt comfortable with the programs at Boardman Training Center because of the smaller classes, one on one instruction, and the ability to focus on one class at a time.
Shelby stated, “My favorite part of attending BTC is the staff! The staff makes you feel welcome and that you are not just ‘another student’. The instructors and staff make the workload fun and interactive, and do not act robotic when teaching.” Shelby also stated, “I love all of the teachers and couldn’t imagine picking a favorite because each of them has a teaching style that makes the classwork fun and easy to understand. I just started the EKG Technician program, and I feel that this is going to be one of my favorites.”
After graduation, Shelby would like to start her career in an office to begin to apply her new knowledge, but within the next five years, Shelby wants to either have a BSN or RN degree and be able to grow in her medical career.