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.”
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.