Jodi Roberts – Student Highlight

Meet Jodi Roberts, our student highlight feature for this week!

Jodi recently decided to pursue her goal of working in healthcare by enrolling in the Cardio Phlebotomy program at Boardman Training Center. Working in healthcare is something Jodi has always wanted to try since she was younger, because it enables her to help people.

Jodi Roberts-Student Highlight

When deciding what school to attend to get the healthcare training she needed, Jody chose Boardman Training Center because it was recommended to her by a friend.

“I work with a former student. She recommended BTC. She had good things to say about the school and the instructors,” said Jodi. After hearing about BTC from her coworker, Jodi called the very next day and set up an appointment to come visit the school.

Jodi said she chose the Cardio Phlebotomy program because she “thought it sounded very interesting to draw blood and other specimens, and I wanted to help people.”

At first, Jodi just was going to enroll in the Phlebotomy Technician program, but after meeting with Nikki Granger, Admissions Advisor at BTC, Jodi decided to go with Cardio Phlebotomy. Jodi thought that learning additional skills, such as EKGs, would make her more marketable when applying for jobs in the medical field.

Previously, Jodi attended a larger university, and says while the teachers were good, the class sizes were a little too big. At this time, Jodi wasn’t sure what she wanted to do and didn’t have a set major. She decided to take a semester off to figure out what she wanted to do.

After getting married, staying home with her kids for a few years, and working part-time, Jodi decided she wanted to do something different, and was ready to make her move into the healthcare field.

When asked what her favorite part is of attending BTC, Jodi said it’s “the people. The instructors are very helpful. The other students also do whatever they can to help. The hours also work really well with my work schedule.”

Phlebotomy has been Jodi’s favorite class and Irene has been her favorite teacher while at BTC. “Some students learn at a different pace, and Irene gives a lot of individual attention, and addresses what you need to work on,” said Jodi.

After graduating from the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program, Jodi would like to work in a walk-in lab setting. She would prefer this instead of working in a hospital, as the hours would be better for her.

In five years, Jodi would like to be doing phlebotomy full time and have her own health insurance. She would love to do some traveling with her husband, including Alaska for him and the South to get some sunshine for her!

Jodi said she would refer Boardman Training Center to others who want to start a career in healthcare. “I like the small class sizes. The hours work great for people who work. They really want you to succeed. They help you with what you need to work on,” said Jodi.

When Jodi first began the Cardio Phlebotomy program, she was nervous, but she says she is not nervous anymore because her instructor was able to help her. “You get a lot of individual attention,” said Jodi.

For potential students who are considering enrolling in career training classes with Boardman Training Center, Jodi has some advice. “Just do it. They will work with you and you can do more than you think you can. Make sure to study!”

Are you ready to jump-start your successful healthcare career? With small class sizes, personalized attention, hands-on training, and flexible financing options, BTC has just what you need. Learn more about our Cardio Phlebotomy, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs and request information to get started

Sarah Borngesser – Student Highlight

We are excited to feature our student highlight for the week, Sarah Borngesser!

Sarah is enrolled in the EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician programs at Boardman Training Center. She started classes in September 2018, and she loves BTC and the positive atmosphere that you feel as soon as you walk in the door.

Sarah Borngesser

Before deciding to attend classes at BTC, Sarah says she was working at a call center and pretty upset with her life, because she wasn’t doing anything for her future. “BTC gave me meaning to my life,” says Sarah.

“I chose BTC because it was a small campus, close to home, with small class sizes and career-driven classes,” says Sarah. After meeting with Nikki Granger, Admission Advisor, she knew BTC was the right choice.

Sarah had previously attended a university in Florida for a short time, but says it was very stressful, with big classes and a lot of people.

At Boardman Training Center, Sarah is on the fast-track to a great healthcare career with small class sizes, personalized attention, and short-term programs.

Sarah has worked in the front office in healthcare and always wanted to get more into the clinical aspects of the medical field. She chose the EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician programs to get the experience needed for her hands-on healthcare career.

“My favorite part of attending BTC is the staff. I love Stephen because he makes learning easy and fun, and Nikki has always helped me too,” says Sarah. Medical Assisting is her favorite class because she loves the hands-on, clinical part.

Sarah’s parents are very supportive of her! Her mom has worked in the healthcare field for 30 years as a medical assistant. As a child, Sarah would go on car rides with her mom while she traveled around to draw blood from patients, and always thought it was very exciting!

Sarah recommends BTC to everyone and is always sharing her positive experience with others. “I was not happy with my life before attending BTC, but they made me feel like what I want to do is possible,” says Sarah.

Ready to take the next step to a better future with fast-track healthcare programs? Request information now to get started!

Nikki Granger – Employee Highlight

Meet Nikki Granger, our Boardman Training Center highlight for this week!

Nikki Granger

Nikki started at Boardman Training Center in March 2014 as an Admissions Advisor and her role has grown from there.

Today, she does a little of everything including greeting and helping students, enrolling students, proctoring exams, planning events, assisting with managing BTC social media, and serving as a lab instructor for phlebotomy.

“If I’m doing my best job, students should love their education and be prepared for their career,” says Nikki. She strives to set a great example for students and has an open-door policy to help them achieve their goals and get their careers on a fast track.

Before starting as an employee at Boardman Training Center, Nikki was actually a student herself, so she has first-hand experience on what students need to be successful. In 2013, Nikki was an STNA and decided she wanted to do more to help people. This led her to enroll in the Cardio-Phlebotomy program and go on to complete the Patient Care Technician program here at BTC.

Nikki decided to make the move from student to employee at BTC because many of the students reminded her of herself, and she wanted to be part of helping them achieve something.

Nikki says there are many things she loves about working at BTC, but her favorite is seeing students succeed and achieve their goals. She works every day to make a positive impact on the lives of her students. “Put love into your work and love everyone that you have,” she says.

“I just love my job. I can’t even express that enough,” says Nikki. “I look at my job like I could be helping my own child.”

As for what she has accomplished while working at BTC, Nikki considers helping students enroll for classes to be her most important accomplishment, because she is helping them to better their lives and take such a big step for their future.

Outside of work, Nikki loves spending time with her daughter, who is active in both bowling, softball, and band. Nikki also serves as the Assistant Treasurer of Struthers Band Boosters, helping to raise money for band students.

To put your healthcare career on the fast track with Boardman Training Center, request information today!