Miranda Washington – Student Highlight

Meet Miranda, our student highlight for the week!

Miranda is enrolled in the Cardio-Phlebotomy program and is having a great experience with her medical training classes at Boardman Training Center.

Before enrolling with BTC, Miranda attended a community college to earn an EMT certificate. She says it was an exciting, eventful, and challenging experience, but she was not able to get the experience she wanted.

Miranda Washington

“I heard great things about this training center. I also appreciated the daylight classes and hours, and am excited about the hands-on experience,” says Miranda. Boardman Training Center was recommended to her by a family member to get on the fast track to a great medical career.

Miranda choose the Cardio-Phlebotomy program because she wanted to take the steps needed to pursue a great career in the medical field.  She would love to work in a hospital lab setting and eventually wants to become a nurse.

Learning new things and making new friends is Miranda’s favorite part of attending classes at Boardman Training Center. She loves that everyone is so nice and on the same page with a similar mindset to hers.

With such a busy life, she loves that she can take her classes three days a week. “If someone has a busy life, then BTC is for them,” says Miranda.

So far, Danielle is Miranda’s favorite teacher because she is “sweet, talkative, has experience, is very knowledgeable and is a great teacher.” Miranda says that “she makes everything easy to learn and challenges her students in a good way.”

“It’s nice to go to school with other people who have the same fears as you, so you know you’re not alone. There is support in the classroom here,” says Miranda.

In addition to attending classes at Boardman Training Center, Miranda works for a security company, cares for her 98-year-old grandmother, and is a mother of three children, two boys and one girl, who are very excited that their mom is in school.

At Boardman Training Center, our healthcare programs allow you to kick start your medical career. In addition to Cardio-Phlebotomy, BTC also trains students for EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist careers.

Fall classes are starting soon! Request information now to start your path to a great healthcare career!

Danielle Larosa – Employee Highlight

Danielle Larosa

Danielle Larosa is the Campus Director at Boardman Training Center located in Boardman, Ohio. Danielle started the campus over six years ago in April of 2013. The training center began holding classes in the local Boardman High School which happened to be the high school Danielle attended. The campus now offers multiple 24-week programs with numerous staff members.

Prior to working at Boardman Training Center, Danielle started her career as a paramedic and attended Youngstown State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and an Associate Degree in Allied Health.  As a young child, Danielle lost her step-father, and her mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Danielle grew up at a young age and took pride in helping with her Mom’s medical needs and also enjoyed taking care of her younger siblings. Many people may think this was a burden, but Danielle embraced the challenge. “My experiences as a young adult helped me to become a more compassionate, caring person that enjoyed caring for people of all ages while teaching younger individuals about important aspects of life. I truly feel that my love for being a paramedic, working in the health field and teaching were all influenced by my experiences as a child and young adult.” Danielle loved working in the paramedic field so much that she became a Preceptor for Youngstown State’s University Paramedic Program as a skilled lab instructor after graduation. As much as Danielle enjoyed her time working for the paramedic program, a back injury and the birth of her children resulted in her making a career change and becoming a cardiac technician.

Ultimately, after a few years, Danielle missed teaching and encouraging students. When the opportunity to create a program from scratch came along, Danielle was up for the challenge.  Now, six years later the Boardman Training Center is thriving and Danielle loves connecting with the students by bringing her life experiences in the classroom. She wants each student to know that they are not alone, things happen, life gets in the way, but they can do anything they put their mind too!

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