The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

Technology has changed the way the world conducts business, and as a result, companies have also had to change the way they hire qualified employees. According to a LinkedIn research article, skills-based hiring is increasing in the United States. Consequently, how students learn has changed as well. Today’s students gain knowledge by being more involved in their education through skills-based learning.

What Is Skills-Based Learning?

Skills-based learning builds on the knowledge students receive in the classroom, encouraging them to think critically and analyze data as they apply the hands-on skills they’ve learned. This training allows students to gain valuable practice with the skills that are career-specific to their chosen field. Skills-based learning can then be applied to real-life situations through interactive labs and in their careers.

Why All the Focus on Skills?

Employers want employees who can hit the ground running. Candidates who already possess the skills required for specialized jobs are better equipped to perform their duties when hired. Training new employees can be labor-intensive and costly. Hiring employees who have already learned valuable skills is both efficient and effective, saving employers valuable resources.
The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

Increasing the focus on skills-based learning enables students to stay updated on best practices, trends, and technology in their chosen field. One example is in the phlebotomy field. Phlebotomists must be trained in the current best practices, so they can better care for their patients.

Learning in a skills-based environment prepares students with the most advanced skills needed, while also bridging the gap between what employers need in candidates and the skills students have when they graduate.

What Are the Benefits of This?

Choosing a career training program that focuses on skills-based learning places students on the fast track to their career of choice. This type of program permits students to take only the classes they need while allowing them to complete their program in less time.

Boardman Training Center designed our training programs to meet the needs of local employers, enabling students to learn the skills that employers need as they prepare for professional, skills-based certifications*. Students gain valuable experience while applying their skills to real-life situations during their interactive labs.

Skills-based learning also engages students by empowering them to improve the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they’ve learned in the classroom.

How Do You Choose the Right Program?

With so many options available, choosing the right training program or school that offers important, skills-based learning can be confusing. BTC makes it easy to find a program that teaches the skills you’ll need for the career you want to pursue. For example, if you’re interested in healthcare and would like to work as a medical office specialist, then you’ll need a program that specializes in the skills that medical office professionals use every day, including taking vital signs, charting, and injections, among other duties.

You should also choose a program that includes practical ways for you to practice your skills while gaining experience, including hands-on training, interactive labs, and certification* preparation, which is part of our training programs here at Boardman Training Center.

If you’re ready to enroll in a career training program that gives you the skills-based learning and hands-on experience you need to succeed in today’s job market, we are here to help!

Discover our fast-track programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist! Contact us today to get started on your path to a great career!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. 

Katie Howells – Student Highlight

Meet Katie Howells, our student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Katie is currently enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program here at BTC and is training to start a new career in the healthcare field. After being interested in phlebotomy for years, Katie decided to make a move and pursue this as a career.

Katie Howells -Student Highlight

“I’ve always been fascinated when getting my blood drawn. After talking to my husband about it, he encouraged me to reach out and see what BTC was all about,” said Katie.

Before attending Boardman Training Center, Katie earned an associate degree in physical therapy from a larger university. She says that it was somewhat of a rough experience because she was young and trying to figure out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Katie was also working at a physical therapy center before she enrolled at BTC.

Katie loves her classes at Boardman Training Center and feels the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program is the right one for her. “I thought it was the perfect program for me because it’s small, inviting, and personable. The classes were long enough to learn but not too long that you couldn’t work as well,” said Katie.

As she completes her cardio phlebotomy classes, Katie will learn valuable knowledge and practice hands-on skills that she will need to perform while on the job. In only 24 weeks while completing the program, Katie will also prepare for professional healthcare certifications that will give her an edge when applying for jobs.

When asked what her favorite part is of attending BTC, Katie says that it’s “the lifelong friends I have made with both students and instructors.” She goes on to say that her other favorite part is “the quality and quantity of information that is used to teach students who are eager to learn.”

Katie says that her favorite teacher is Elyse. “I love phlebotomy so much, and that is the main reason I chose to come to BTC. Elyse makes learning fun! She’s patient, knowledgeable, and confident,” said Katie.

At Boardman Training Center, we are committed to encouraging and empowering our students to succeed every day. Our personalized learning experience gives you the support you need to excel in your classes and your career.

After she graduates from the cardio phlebotomy program, Katie wants to work in a doctor’s office or hospital setting. “I like to be on the move and would enjoy an atmosphere that allows me to do so,” said Katie.

In five years, Katie wants to be working as a phlebotomist where she can learn and teach others.

Katie says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program that has so much to offer,” said Katie.

Are you looking for a career change like Katie? Or maybe you know you want to work in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. Whatever your unique situation may be, Boardman Training Center is here to help!

We offer a supportive and caring educational environment and are dedicated to your success. With personalized attention, flexible payment plans, and fast-track career training, BTC may be the perfect school for you!

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Contact us today to get started on your path to a new healthcare career!

The Return to Campus

As everything starts to open back up and more people get their vaccinations, we all must make the transition back to our in-person life. Kids are returning to schools, people are going back to their office jobs, and schools are welcoming students back to campus.

Here at Boardman Training Center, we are so excited for our students to be back on campus. Just like in years past, there are great advantages to learning in an on-campus environment. When you attend our healthcare career training classes here at BTC, you get an interactive education, lots of in-person support, and the chance to build great connections.

Interactive Education

The Return to Boardman Campus
If you’ve decided to enroll at BTC to fast-track your way to a great healthcare career, you will benefit from an interactive educational experience. We keep our class sizes small, so you get individual attention and instruction from all your teachers. In addition, we know that each and every student has a unique set of needs and educational preferences, so we work hard to ensure you have exactly what you need to succeed in your classes.

While you attend your career training courses, you learn hands-on skills that you will apply once you begin your new career. Our healthcare training classes provide interactive labs that allow you to practice your valuable skills with the help of experienced instructors.

In-Person Support

We provide you with consistent in-person support throughout your educational experience. Starting the first time you reach out to us, you will have a committed admissions advisor to help you enroll in your chosen career training program. From filling out your application to registering for your healthcare training classes, we are here to guide you through every step!

Once enrolled in your healthcare program, our academic team will be here to help you as you complete your classes and prepare to earn valuable certifications. With tutoring services, flexible classes, and academic advising, we will give you the support you need to succeed.

Great Connections

While completing your healthcare training courses at BTC, you will have the opportunity to build meaningful connections with many people, including your classmates, instructors, and the staff. You’ll feel right at home in your classes with our warm family atmosphere.

Building these meaningful connections with people you meet at school will give you a fun and happier educational experience and help you create a professional network that will be valuable for many years.

At BTC, we are committed to you, your education, and your successful career. We work with you every day to help you achieve your career goals by providing a WE CARE approach to education. We’re here to support you with whatever you may need throughout every step of completing your healthcare training program.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to get on the fast track to a new healthcare career with a school that is dedicated to your success? Then BTC may be the perfect place for you. Explore our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs now. Contact us today to get started on your path to a successful healthcare career!

Courtney Preston – Student Highlight

Meet Courtney Preston, this week’s student highlight here at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio-Phlebotomy program, Courtney is gaining essential knowledge and practicing the hands-on skills she needs to succeed in a career in the healthcare field.

Courtney Preston-Student Highlight

“I have always liked the medical field, and I wanted to get back into it without having to go to school for another 1-2 years,” said Courtney.

Before deciding to enroll in cardio phlebotomy classes at Boardman Training Center, Courtney attended a number of other schools, including a larger university, a college, and a beauty school. Although she says she liked all three, she knew she was capable of more and wanted to get back into the medical field. Courtney also works in a beauty shop and does makeup for weddings and special events.

After deciding to get back into the medical field, Courtney looked around for phlebotomy schools and chose BTC. “I decided this was the best one,” she said.

While enrolled in her cardio phlebotomy training classes, Courtney will practice valuable skills, such as performing EKGs, drawing blood, caring for patients, and completing venipuncture procedures. She will also prepare for two professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

When asked what her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is, Courtney said, “my friends that I have made here make every day I’m here that much more enjoyable, and the knowledge I have gained is a plus!”

Courtney is having a great experience with her instructors, especially her phlebotomy teacher Elyse. “She is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She goes above and beyond to teach us. The knowledge I gained from her is amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.”

After she completes her career training classes and graduates from BTC, Courtney’s ideal job is to work in a lab or hospital setting, drawing blood or being an EKG technician. She believes these are good career opportunities for her since she is preparing for certifications in those areas as part of her training.

Courtney has wonderful and ambitious goals for her future. “In five years, I would like to be very successful and knowledgeable in the field I choose, knowing that I have accomplished something to make my life better in the long run,” said Courtney.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Courtney said, “yes, I have felt very welcome from day one, and the knowledge you get within a short amount of time is worth it.”

Do you want to start a fulfilling career in healthcare? Are you looking for a short-term training program to get you there? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect choice for you!

With personalized instruction, flexible financing options, and certification preparation, we have just what you need to get started on your journey to a new healthcare career.

Explore our healthcare training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information today to get started!

 

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

Jennifer Fellows – Student Highlight

Meet Jennifer Fellows, our student highlight for the week here at Boardman Training Center!

Like many students who enroll at Boardman Training Center, Jennifer had a different career before her path led her to our healthcare training classes. For over a decade, she worked as a cosmetologist, ran salons, educated and trained others, and served as a district leader and manager.

Jennifer also previously attended a technical school for cosmetology but did not have a good experience. She wanted a school that really cares about its students and found that in BTC.

When asked why she chose Boardman Training Center to further her education, Jennifer said it was because of “the quality of staff and education. They care. They care about your health, happiness, and education.”

Jennifer Fellows-Student Highlight

As Jennifer decided what she wanted to pursue for her new career, she knew that she still wanted to work with people. This led her to a career in the healthcare field, as this would allow her to work with people and make a difference in their lives every day.

After considering the different healthcare programs here at BTC, Jennifer decided on the Cardio Phlebotomy program that trains students for a healthcare career in only 24 weeks while preparing them for professional certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician* and Certified EKG Technician*.

Now that Jennifer is almost finished with this program, she has decided to continue her education with the Medical Office Specialist program. In this healthcare training program, Jennifer will learn valuable hands-on skills, such as recording vital signs, charting, collecting lab specimens, performing injections, and completing basic wound care.

“My favorite part of attending BTC are the friendships I have made with my classmates, the quality of learning, and the respectful environment in which we learn and grow,” says Jennifer.

When asked who is her favorite teacher at Boardman Training Center, Jennifer says, “I honestly don’t have a favorite. I have had almost all of them in one way or another.” However, she does say that she loves intro class the best.

In five years, Jennifer would like to have a job educating and working in a lab, with a 401k retirement plan, health benefits, and a dayshift schedule. She wants to be happy and successful!

Jennifer says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “They are how all schools should be. The level of care behind the scenes helps mold us in the classrooms. They are great role models!”

Are you in a different career and thinking of switching to a career in healthcare, just like Jennifer was? Do you want a career that allows you to make an impact in people’s lives every day when you go to work? Are you looking for a more meaningful and fulfilling career? If so, a career in healthcare may be perfect for you!

Our healthcare training programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s healthcare employers. We equip our students with the knowledge and hands-on skills they need to excel in the real world.

Explore our medical training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist today and request information to start your journey to a new healthcare career!

 

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

The Best Time to Start a Career Training Program is Now

Many lives have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless people are facing a difficult time getting a job, while some are still adjusting to homeschooling their kids. For others, this pandemic has brought about many other life changes.

Numerous people have faced disruptions to their jobs this year and making a decision on the next step to take can be difficult, especially with the ongoing uncertainty. You might be unsure of what steps to take to begin a new career that has better job security or what the best alternatives are for career training.

Even though things may feel somewhat overwhelming, taking the next step forward will help you get ahead in your career and reach your goals. If you want to begin a career in the healthcare industry, there’s no better time than now to start a career training program. This week, we’re giving you insight into why it’s best to start now!

Train for A New Career

Throughout this pandemic, we have gotten a closer look at jobs that are essential, and working in healthcare is one of the key categories for essential work. These healthcare workers are on the front lines, fighting for the safety and health of all. Doctors, nurses, medical office specialists, phlebotomy technicians, and many others in the healthcare industry have devoted themselves to helping people affected by the pandemic.

Becoming an essential healthcare worker and selecting a career in the medical field can increase your job security in the short and long term. Preparing for a new healthcare career through training can help you be successful as an essential worker in the medical field.

Besides increased job security, attending a healthcare training program and starting a job within that industry gives you the opportunity to connect with people on a daily basis and help make a difference in their lives, giving you a more fulfilling career.

Finish Your Degree Sooner

Need another great reason to start your career training program right now? The sooner you begin a training program, the sooner you will be able to finish. It can feel like a big step to take. You may feel a little overwhelmed and like you are not ready. However, the longer you wait, the more time it will take to start your new career.

Initiating your new career sooner will allow you to start working and earning money faster. With each passing day, you are losing money that could have been earned, if you made the decision to start your healthcare career training now.

At Boardman Training Center, our healthcare training programs are designed to help you fast-track your way to an exciting new career. With our healthcare training classes that are completed in just weeks, you prepare for a career in the healthcare field much faster than traditional universities.

Stay Closer to Home

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is still present, there are many people who are nervous about whether they should go away to college. Being far from family members and interacting with people from different locations are major concerns at this time.

In spite of these concerns, there are still opportunities to begin a healthcare training program that is closer to your home. When you choose a program that will let you complete your healthcare courses within a small-school environment, while staying closer to home, it will give you better peace of mind for your concerns. In addition, you will have more help from family and friends, providing you with much-needed support systems.

When you are closer to home and attending a smaller school, you will also have the opportunity to network and create relationships in your local medical community and with potential employers.

Start Your Career Training at BTC

At Boardman Training Center, we are devoted to your success while you’re a student, and even after you graduate. Our WE CARE family atmosphere and supportive teachers will set you up for success in your exciting new career. With services offered to students like academic advising, career advising, and personal advising, we empower you to reach your full potential and achieve your career goals.

Explore our healthcare training programs in  Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist to start your path to a new career with BTC! Request information to get started now!