Michele Nutt – Student Highlight

Meet Michele Nutt, our student highlight feature for this week here at Boardman Training Center!

Michele is currently enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program and is preparing for a fulfilling career in the healthcare field. She has already completed the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program and decided to continue her education by enrolling in an additional program that will train her in various added medical office skills.

Michele Nutt - Student Highlight

Before deciding to attend BTC, Michele was a housewife and stay-at-home mom for 16 years. “My husband works on the railroad for Norfolk Southern, and I have been home raising our two daughters, which are now in high school!”

Michele previously attended school in 1987 for medical assisting and says her experience was rewarding because she earned a medical assisting certification while in the program.

After being home with her kids for years, Michele was ready to go back to school to earn professional healthcare certifications*. She chose Boardman Training Center because “the class schedule was convenient and worked well with my girls’ extracurricular activities.”

“I enjoyed medical assisting and especially phlebotomy when I was in the field. What is extra special about BTC is that I have the opportunity to become an EKG technician as well,” said Michele.

Michele says that being an adult learner and going back to school after so many years was scary for her, but that Boardman Training Center made her feel confident and knowledgeable again. “I am proud of myself. I have a new purpose to look forward to and a new sense of self after raising my girls. BTC made me feel welcome and safe in a comfortable learning environment,” said Michele.

When asked who is her favorite teacher at Boardman Training Center, Michele said, “I would have to say without a doubt my favorite teacher is Sandy Poynter. She has made me feel welcome and has been the most helpful teacher I have ever had. I feel comfortable to ask for help.”

So far, Michele’s favorite class has been phlebotomy, but she says that overall, she has liked all her classes.

After completing her healthcare training programs at BTC, Michele would like to work a Monday through Friday job that allows her to enjoy her girls and their high school years and sports.

In five years, Michele says she would like to be working in a doctor’s office with amazing coworkers as a team. She wants to feel like she has an extended family at work.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Michele said yes. “I absolutely would recommend BTC to anyone interested in becoming a phlebotomist, a medical assistant, or an EKG technician. The billing and coding certification* is a nice bonus as well.”

“I would like to thank the staff at BTC for all the help and understanding over this past year with COVID restrictions, online school, and anything in between. They are always helpful and courteous,” said Michele.

Are you thinking of going to school to prepare for an exciting career in healthcare? Do you want a supportive and caring learning environment? Then Boardman Training Center may be perfect for you!

Discover our healthcare training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Contact us today at 330-729-9244 or request information now to get started!

 

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

Thankful for Our Students in 2021

At Boardman Training Center, we love helping our students prepare for new careers in the healthcare field. We provide our students with the resources needed to succeed in the classroom, and after graduation with our, WE CARE educational approach.

Students who choose one of our fast-track healthcare training programs have the opportunity to prepare for exciting careers in healthcare, including EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist.

We are thrilled to train our students in these vital areas of healthcare, enabling everyone to impact their local communities.

To celebrate November and the month of Thanksgiving, we’re sharing some of our most favorite moments with BTC students that we are thankful for!

New Students

Welcome to all our new students who joined the BTC family and began training for careers in the medical field this past year. Check out some of these awesome new students!

Students

 

Student Experience

We believe that a positive and supportive educational environment is the best way to learn and train for a new career. Check out some of the amazing moments our students have had this year!

Student Experience

 

Certified Professionals

While completing their healthcare training classes, students prepare to sit for professional certification* exams. Congratulations to all our BTC students who passed their certification* exams and are now certified, professionals!

Certifications

Apply Today

Are you ready to get on the fast track to a new career in healthcare? Do you want a school that gives you the support you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career? Then Boardman Training Center may be a great choice for you. With our hands-on training, small class sizes, and supportive instructors, we are here to help you reach your career goals. Request information today to get started!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding certification exam. 

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. 

How to Enroll for Fall Classes

Do you want to start an exciting career in healthcare? Or maybe you are looking for the right career field for you but don’t know where to start? Whatever your unique circumstances are, we have you covered at Boardman Training Center.

For years, we have been helping students get started in healthcare careers and achieve their goals by providing the education and training needed. We support our students every step of the way as they train for a new career, from the first phone call to graduation and beyond.

Now is the perfect time to start your path to a new healthcare career. We are accepting applications for fall healthcare training classes at Boardman Training Center. Keep reading to discover how to enroll and get on the fast track to a new career!

Explore Our Program

To enroll in fall classes, the first thing you need to do is choose which healthcare training program works best for you. To make this decision easier, there are a few questions you can ask yourself: do I want to work in a medical office, do I want to work with patients directly, and are there any specific skills I want to learn?
How to Enroll for Fall Classes

For students who want to learn how to draw blood, our Phlebotomy Technician program may be the right choice for you. As a phlebotomist, you will draw blood to collect medical specimens that help doctors gain insight into a patient’s health. While enrolled in their phlebotomy classes, students will learn procedures for specimen collection, skin puncture techniques, basic phlebotomy skills, and how to use specimen collection equipment correctly. The phlebotomy training program prepares students for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* exam, which sets phlebotomy students up for success in their future careers.

If you want to learn how to perform an electrocardiogram, our EKG Technician program may be the better choice for you. As an EKG technician, you will measure heart rhythms that provide critical information on heart health and potential heart conditions. As a student in EKG classes, you will learn things like identifying normal and abnormal EKG recordings, using a heart monitor, describing the normal physiology of cardiac conduction, and distinguishing between basic dysrhythmias. While enrolled in the EKG program, students prepare to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET)* exam.

For students who want to learn a combination of both phlebotomy and EKG skills, our Cardio Phlebotomy program may work best for you. As a cardio phlebotomy technician, you have the opportunity to work directly with patients, helping doctors to provide excellent care. As students complete their cardio phlebotomy classes, they are trained in various areas, including performing EKGs, drawing blood, completing venipuncture procedures, controlling infections, and practicing fundamental patient care. The cardio phlebotomy program prepares students for professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

If you want to learn various skills that train you to work in a medical office, our Medical Office Specialist program may be the right decision for you. Medical office professionals have the opportunity to perform both administrative tasks and care for patients while on the job. Students enrolled in medical office classes will learn various skills, including recording vital signs, patient intake, charting, collection of laboratory specimens, injections, suture removal, and basic wound care. While in the medical office program, students prepare for healthcare certifications including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Meet Your Admissions Advisor

Since you know all about our healthcare training programs, it’s time to set up a meeting with an admissions advisor. To get this meeting scheduled, request information now or call us at 330-729-9244. Our friendly admissions advisor is ready to help you get started in the healthcare training program that fits you best.

Your dedicated admissions advisor will guide you through the enrollment process. You will learn all about Boardman Training Center, the classes in your chosen program, and our proven process for helping students get started in their new careers. Your admissions advisor will review our flexible payment plans with you to find an option you are comfortable with. You can ask any questions you may have about BTC or our programs.

You will also get to take a tour of the campus, see classrooms and labs, meet potential instructors, and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BTC. You will be able to complete this admissions meeting at our campus or virtually.

Get Registered for Classes

The last thing to do is register for your healthcare training classes. At Boardman Training Center, we do the work for you and get you registered for the exact classes you need each term.

Before starting your classes, make sure you have everything you need to excel in your healthcare training program. Talk with your family and friends about the support you will need, allow time for homework, and get all your supplies ready to start school. This will set you up for success from the very beginning.

Now you know just what to do to enroll for fall classes, so you’re ready to get started on the fast track to a new healthcare career. Contact us today to make it happen!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

Erica Holizna – Student Highlight

Meet Erica Holizna, our student feature for this week here at Boardman Training Center!

Erica Holizna -Student Highlight

Erica is currently attending the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC, preparing to start a new career in the healthcare field. The short-term career training programs at BTC are perfect for those who want to work in healthcare but aren’t sure where to start.
“I have always had an interest in healthcare, but I knew nursing was not for me,” said Erica.

While enrolled in the cardio phlebotomy program, Erica will practice the hands-on skills needed by healthcare employers. Erica will learn how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and control infections as she completes her healthcare training classes.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Erica attended an online school for pharmacy technician and worked part-time. She is also a full-time parent of three. When looking for a healthcare training program that worked for her, Erica needed something that would allow her to balance family and school.

“The program fits my life demands and schedule,” said Erica.

We know our students are busy with lives outside of school, so we designed our healthcare programs to get you the credentials you need quickly. Our Cardio Phlebotomy program prepares you for a career in only 24 weeks.

Erica is enjoying attending BTC, and her favorite part is “the new friends I’ve made, as well as the knowledge I’ve gained from my program.”

So far, Erica’s favorite class has been Intro to Healthcare. “I liked this course because I find the human body interesting, and we covered that a lot,” said Erica.

After graduation, Erica hopes to be working as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting. In five years, she would like to have an established career that she enjoys and continue furthering her education.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Erica says yes, she would. “The programs are ideal for what most people have going on in their day-to-day life,” said Erica.

At Boardman Training Center, we’re committed to empowering every student to succeed. We offer convenient day and evening classes to help you balance work, family, and school. Our helpful and supportive instructors and staff will guide you every step of the way as you prepare for a new career.

Our healthcare training programs are entry-level, helping get you on the fast track to your dream healthcare career. Choose from exciting programs like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist.

Make the jump now to prepare for a new healthcare career by requesting information or calling us at 330-729-9244 today!

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.

How to Stick to Your Resolutions and Goals All Year Long

It’s a brand-new year, and we are now over a month into 2021. We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions for this year; however, making them is always the easiest part. Staying committed to the goals you set for the year is much more difficult.

Maybe you set a resolution to eat healthier and work out more. Or you could have a goal to start a new career by going back to school and attending a career training program. Whatever resolutions you’ve set for 2021, there are several things you can do to help stay focused and on-track to achieving your goals throughout the year. Check out these tips to help you stay committed!

Create a Plan Just for You

The strategies that work for someone else may not be the best solutions for our own needs. We all need a specific plan that is designed to help us reach our goals. To get started, create goals that are specific to you. For instance, if you made a New Year’s resolution to work out more, how many times will you work out per week? What types of exercises will you do to help reach your goals? When and where will you work out? With the answers to these questions, you can create a plan specific to your needs.

Approximately 21 days of repetitive activity helps to create a habit, and 90 days of doing these same activities help to build a lifestyle. As you’re creating a new habit, each time you do something new, it will make things a little easier the next time around. Exercising will not be easy at first, especially if it’s been a while since you have worked out. However, being sore after that initial workout is expected. As time goes on and you continue exercising, you will build endurance and muscle, making things easier. You will get better, and it will eventually come naturally to you.

When we are trying to improve various aspects of ourselves, it may be tempting to try and achieve all our goals at once. But if you create too many resolutions at once, it can be more difficult. Things may become overwhelming while trying to make so many changes at a time. This may demotivate you or cause you to give up easily. If you pick three goals to start with and make them your main priorities, you will be able to reach your goals more successfully.

These days, there’s an app for just about anything you want to do. If one of your goals is to exercise more, then utilizing an app will help you plan your workouts, track your progress, and keep focused. If one of your goals is to choose healthier food options, find an app to help you track meal choices and learn more about which foods are more beneficial. Another goal you may have is to save and budget your money better. Finding an app that helps you track spending can give you better control of your money.

Choose Progress Over Perfection

Change is undoubtedly a process that does not come overnight. The Empire State Building was not built in a day, and the Mona Lisa was not painted overnight. Making strides toward greatness takes time, and that includes achieving our goals. If you’ve created a goal to go back to school and begin a new career, then all the classes you attend, and every test you pass will help you progress to accomplish your goal of getting a new job. It takes time to complete your career training classes, but you will be ready to start your new career when you’re finished.

If we always wait for the perfect moment to do something, we may never accomplish anything. The perfect time does not exist, and things will never be exactly how we want them. If we would like to take a step toward our goals and dreams, then we must venture out and take a leap of faith.

In reality, perfection does not exist. It’s just something that we attempt to achieve that keeps us doing the same things in repetition. For example, if you want to become a vegetarian and one day you slip up and have a piece of meat, this does not mean that you are a failure. Instead, it would help if you thought about what circumstances led to you eating meat and what you can do the next day to improve. Gathering your thoughts and learning from the situation can help you do better next time, changing failures into successful moments and helping us make progress as we go.

Continuing to stay focused on your goals and resolutions can be difficult. It’s so exciting at the start, but as time passes, that excitement can wear off, and motivation can drop. There are some great ways to stay focused throughout the year! For instance, if you are going back to school to start a new career, you could try rewarding yourself with a sweet treat each time you do great on a test. Practicing daily affirmations can inspire you to get the lifestyle you want and keep you on track. Finding words or quotes that motivate you and placing them in a spot to view when you wake up in the morning can help immensely. You could make sticky notes or set up notifications on your phone.

The third option to help you maintain focus is to know why you made your resolutions. Think about what pushed you to achieve these specific goals. What drives you to make these changes? Maybe you started to get a better job that can help improve your lives and your family. Or perhaps you wanted to set an example for your kids, so they can see what’s possible with hard work and dedication. There will be days when you feel like a failure or feel like throwing in the towel, but if you stop thinking about why you started, it can help improve your mindset and keep you motivated.

Get Support of Family and Friends

Support from those around you can make or break your progress toward your goals. If you are surrounded by a strong network of friends and family who offer support, it will be much easier for you to keep your resolutions. Additionally, having someone who can mentor you, who has already successfully gone through the process and made it to where you want to be, can help you on your path to achieving your goals. They can share best practices with you and insight from their own experiences. Intentionally creating this type of network will surround you with positive influence. Build your team of cheerleaders who help motivate you along the way and remember that it’s okay to ask others for help.

Finding an accountability partner, like a friend with the same resolution as you, can also have a significant impact. Partner with them to keep each other motivated and on the right path. Spend time daily or weekly speaking with each other to check up on progress or any issues you both may encounter. Having someone you can talk to can help you stay committed.

Reach Your Career Goals with BTC

Now you know exactly how to stay motivated and focused on your goals and resolutions all year, so let Boardman Training Center get you on the fast-track to a new career! With healthcare training programs in exciting areas like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist, we have just what you need. Request information now to start your path to a new healthcare career!

Shaun McCune – Graduate Highlight

Meet Shaun McCune, our graduate student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Like many students who attend BTC, Shaun wanted a quick and affordable way to get the training he needs to begin working in the healthcare field. “I was considering going into the medical field, and BTC offered an affordable way to start working in this field. I also prefer having live, on-campus classes instead of a purely online course,” said Shaun.

Shaun enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC and is on the fast-track to starting his new career. When deciding on which program to attend, Shaun thought both EKG and phlebotomy seemed interesting, which is what led him to the Cardio Phlebotomy classes that include both. Shaun also thought that completing training in multiple areas sounded like a great way to keep job prospects open.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Shaun attended a larger university and earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance. While Shaun learned a lot more than he expected about music and guitar, he said he could not make a good living with that degree.

Shaun McCune - Graduate Highlight

Shaun also worked at a shipping facility before deciding to attend BTC. He enjoyed the job there but did not want to pursue a career in freight services. Instead, he wanted to start a career in the healthcare field.

When asked what his favorite part of attending BTC was, Shaun said it is “getting to know the instructors and staff who have been very open to my questions and future possibilities.”

Shaun said that Mrs. Irene was a very engaging teacher, and EKG has been a super interesting topic to learn about, adding that he has found that cardiac rhythms have similarities with his music training.

“I have been fortunate to have already landed an EKG Monitor Tech position at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Gaining hospital experience while having full-time hours and benefits is a big plus,” said Shaun.

In the future, Shaun hopes to continue his training in the healthcare field by going into cardiac sonography. He believes that having experience with EKGs is very applicable to diagnostic imaging of the heart. Shaun also feels that there is something satisfying about working with rhythms and sound waves.

When asked if he would recommend Boardman Training Center to a friend, Shaun said, “yes, especially if the individual wants to go into medicine but does not know where to start.” For example, Shaun said that someone who wants to go into nursing could start working in healthcare as a phlebotomist and then find an employer that offers tuition assistance to complete a nursing program.

“I found the teachers and staff to be very supportive and flexible. They are extremely helpful with the hands-on, stressful elements of phlebotomy. They are very passionate about seeing me achieve my goals and start a new career,” said Shaun.

Just like Shaun has done, you can start your path to a new medical field career with healthcare classes at Boardman Training Center! Explore our healthcare programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist today.

With small classes, flexible financing, and personalized support, BTC can help jump-start your new career. Request information now to get started!