Thankful for Our Students

At Boardman Training Center, our purpose is to empower change by creating opportunity. We strive to help each and every student that walks through our doors by providing them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their career.

We offer fast track training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist to give students the best possible start in their careers. We are honored to provide these healthcare training program to students, so they can start their careers in months, not years.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to share what we are most thankful for at Boardman Training Center: our students!

Check out some of our favorite student moments from this past year!

Hands-On Skills

As part of our healthcare training programs, students learn hands-on skills like phlebotomy, vital signs, patient care, and more. Check out our students practicing these valuable career skills!

 

Earn Professional Certifications

Congratulations to our students who passed their national healthcare certification exams, making them more valuable to employers!

 

Student Experience

At BTC, we like to have fun while preparing students for meaningful healthcare careers. Check out the awesome experience our students are having while training for successful careers!

Community Involvement

Getting involved in the community with events for BTC students, staff, family, and friends is important to us. Check out some of the exciting events from this year including our Halloween Trunk or Treat, Spirit Week, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

 

Join Us Today

Are you ready to fast track your way to a great healthcare career? Join us at Boardman Training Center for hands-on learning, small class sizes, and personalized attention. Request information now to get started today!

How to Dress for Success

We’ve all heard the saying, dress for the job you want, not the job you have, but how can you actually do this? How can you dress to ensure you make a great first impression to get your dream job?

Your appearance begins to speak for you from the moment you meet someone new, even before you have said anything. People notice things about your appearance, such as the clothes you’re wearing and your hairstyle, and make assumptions about you based on them.

So how can you ensure you’re dressing for success and making an awesome first impression? Keep reading as we share our top tips with you!

Dress for the Company Culture

Every company has its own unique culture and follows a different dress code. It’s best to align yourself with each specific company’s culture and dress code anytime you are meeting or interviewing with them. This helps to show that you’re a good fit. As an example, if you have a job interview with a bank, wear a suit because the banking industry follows a more formal dress code than others.

Spend some time researching a company’s dress code before a meeting or interview, so you can dress to impress! Here are some of the most common dress codes used today:

  • Business Formal – Formal suits, solid color ties, button-up shirts, dress shoes, and dark colors are all common as part of the most formal dress code.
  • Business Professional – Dress pants, professional skirts, sports jackets, patterned ties, and nice shirts are all great for this dress code, as it allows you to wear more color.
  • Business Casual – Shirts with colors and patterns, skirts in different colors, khakis, polos, vests, and sweaters are all great for adding more personality to your look in this dress code.
  • Casual – T-shirts, jeans, skirts, sweaters, sandals, and sneakers are all acceptable in this dress code because it’s the most informal, allowing for many outfit choices.

To show your professionalism and make a great first impression, always dress up for meetings and interviews, even if a company follows a more casual dress code.

Dress for the Specific Event

Depending on the type of career event you’re going to, it can require different outfit choices. When dressing for a job interview, always wear professional attire, as this can give you an advantage over other candidates. Wearing clothing from the business professional dress code, keeping jewelry and fragrance to a minimum, and rocking a clean, neat hairstyle are all great tips for interviews. With only one chance to make a great first impression, you have to make it count!

In today’s digital world, interviews are often held over video with Skype or a similar program. You must still dress up and look your professional best for a video interview because the person interviewing you will be able to see at least the top half of you via the video. Be sure to wear business clothes with a professional hairstyle.

When attending things like networking events and career fairs, it’s essential to look your best here as well. The people you meet could be hiring directly or could refer you to other opportunities, so do your best to make a great first impression.

Dress for Success Tips

For students and new graduates just starting their professional careers, dressing for success can be overwhelming and challenging. Not currently having a professional wardrobe and being unsure of what is workplace appropriate are common issues. Check out these tips to get you started:

  • Shop strategically and purchase clothes you can wear many ways.
  • Wear more solid colors in your clothing choices.
  • Dress in clothing that is appropriate for the workplace.
  • Accessorize with minimal jewelry.
  • Hide piercings and tattoos, because you want people focused on how great you are, not thinking about what your tattoo means.
  • Wear hair in a clean, neat, and professional style.
  • Keep perfume or cologne minimal, as others could be allergic.
  • Wear makeup that looks natural and professional.

If you’re ever unsure of how to dress to make a great first impression, think about this quote from Oscar Wilde: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Put Your Career on The Fast Track

Now you’ll make an awesome first impression on everyone you meet by dressing for success!

At Boardman Training Center, we offer fast-track training and certification programs to get you into your dream healthcare career. Learn more about our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs and request information now to get started!

The Value of Medical Certifications

The need for certified professionals in the medical and healthcare industry is increasing as more employers are using certifications to determine whether someone has the skills and knowledge necessary to complete a specific job.

The Value of Medical Certifications

As you decide on the best career path for you, professional medical certifications can be a great investment in your future.

There are many benefits to earning medical certifications. Read on as we share them with you!

Certifications Help You Get Hired

The most important benefit of earning a medical certification is that they can help you get hired. Employers like hospitals, labs, and other medical facilities value certifications because they show that you have the skills necessary to get the job done. Certifications make you stand out over applicants that are not certified, making you more marketable to employers.

Professional medical certifications open the door to more jobs and increase your opportunity for career advancement because earning a certification gives you the stamp of excellence that employers are looking for in candidates.

The Phlebotomy Technician program at Boardman Training Center prepares you for employment at medical facilities such as physician offices, surgical centers, labs, and hospitals.

Certifications Show That You’re Qualified

Imagine going to the hospital and having your blood drawn by someone who has never done it before. No one wants to do that! For this reason, in the medical field, many employees need to be certified to perform their jobs.

Earning a professional medical certification shows potential employers that you have met the standards established by the third-party organization that created the certification. Employers will know that you are qualified and have the skills needed to perform the job.

Certifications Stay Current in Your Profession

Technology and best practices change over time, so earning a certification will help you stay current in the medical field. Medical employers want to hire only the best, and certifications show who is ready to perform the job to the most up-to-date standards.

For example, our EKG Technician program at Boardman Training Center is based on current industry standards and includes preparation for the Certified EKG Technician certification.

Certifications are Recognized by Many Employers

Certifications are administered by third-party organizations. This creates high standards. As such, there are many medical and healthcare employers that require certified professionals. This means that once you have earned a certification, it is valid and recognized by many different medical facilities, giving you more options when applying for jobs and advancing in your career.

Gain the Confidence to Succeed

When you practice something over and over, you are sure to get better at it. That’s why many medical certifications require you to have hands-on skills to earn that credential.

Gaining the necessary skills, experience, and knowledge needed to earn a medical certification can give you the extra confidence boost to excel in your healthcare career. Having more confidence when applying for jobs, in the interview, and on the job will help you succeed!

At Boardman Training Center, we offer in-demand programs like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist that prepare you for professional medical certifications.

With small class sizes, short-term programs, and flexible financing options, we’re here to help you start your great career now. Request information today to learn more!