Mikalena Grewe – Student Highlight

Meet Mikalena Grewe, our student highlight feature for this week at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, Mikalena is completing her healthcare training classes, preparing for a new career that will allow her to help people and make a difference every day.

“I chose BTC because of the one-on-one environment you get. The classes are smaller, so each student is more likely to have one-on-one help from the teachers. I was also happy with the pricing of the classes and the classes they offer being a steppingstone into the medical field to be able to further my career one day,” said Mikalena.

Before enrolling with BTC, Mikalena was unsure of what to do and what direction she wanted to go. She had previously attended a larger university after high school, and while she loved the college environment, she wasn’t in love with her major of high school education. Education allowed her to help students but didn’t give her the same feeling as working in the medical field.

“I was struggling to decide if I wanted to further my education at a university, taking out more student loans and not knowing where in the medical field I wanted to be, or going back to a career center and being a CNA again,” said Mikalena.

Mikalena Grewe-Student Highlight

After deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and choosing to enroll with Boardman Training Center, Mikalena started school in the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program.

“I picked the Cardio Phlebotomy program because of how much education I would receive, and by having certifications in both EKG and phlebotomy, I would have better job opportunities,” she said.

While enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, students have the opportunity to train for a new healthcare career in only 24 weeks, practicing hands-on skills that will be used on the job. Performing EKGs, drawing blood, and carrying out venipuncture procedures are just some of the hands-on skills students learn in this exciting program.

At Boardman Training Center, we love providing our students with a supportive and caring environment that feels more like a family than a school.

“My favorite part of BTC is that after so many weeks, the students in your classes and the instructors start to become a family. You are working together to help one another become successful in the field. Each student and staff member is rooting for you. I have met people I hope to have in my life for years to come,” said Mikalena.

So far, Mikalena’s favorite class has been phlebotomy. Due to COVID-19, the classes have been broken into groups, and her instructor Nikki has been great. “She is always encouraging and willing to help whenever students need her,” said Mikalena. She is also very thankful for Sandy, her instructor for the intro class. “Even after intro ended, I’ve been able to text her to ask questions or call when needed. I’m grateful that BTC has such amazing teachers.”

After graduation, Mikalena hopes to work in a hospital as a phlebotomist. in five years, her goal is to save enough money to go back to school to become a CT or MRI technician.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Mikalena said, “Yes, I would refer a friend to BTC because of the affordable price and the friendly people they would meet along the way.”

Are you looking for a career that allows you to help others daily? Do you want to fast-track your way to an exciting new career in healthcare? Then Boardman Training Center could be the perfect choice for you!

With career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Office Specialist, we can help you get started on your path to a new career today! Request information now to get started!

Nicole Habeger – Student Highlight

Meet Nicole Habeger, our student highlight feature for the week!

Nichole has worked in healthcare for many years and is attending the Cardio Phlebotomy program at Boardman Training Center. She chose this program because caring for others is important to her.

Before deciding to attend BTC and get on the fast track to an exciting new career, Nicole attended larger universities, but decided that they were not worth it for her. In high school, she also attended a local career and technical center, earning her STNA.

Nicole has many years of experience in the medical field, as she worked eight years at a retirement home and one year at a local hospital. Eventually, Nicole decided to try working in a different field, but she soon discovered that a career in healthcare is what’s right for her.

Nicole Habeger-Student Highlight

“I tried to get out of the medical field and very soon discovered it is what I need to do. I am a caretaker through and through,” said Nicole. She has little cousins and loves them like they are her own kids. She is always there for them and helps with anything they need.

“It seems like a great place. I fell in love with phlebotomy at the hospital and they offer it here,” said Nicole when asked why she choose Boardman Training Center to prepare for an exciting career in the healthcare field.

Nicole said her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is “the smaller classes and the personalities of all the instructors and directors. They truly care about everyone who walks through that door!”

When asked what her favorite class is so far at BTC, Nicole said that phlebotomy is her favorite because she loves drawing blood.

After graduation, Nicole wants to work as a phlebotomist or in a medical office so that she has the opportunity to help other people. With so many years of experience in healthcare, Nicole knows she has a lot of directions she can go in her future career, and she would like to pursue more positions in a lab setting.

Nicole would like her life to be comfortable and happy in five years. She would like to get married and start a family, and does not want to struggle living paycheck to paycheck.

Nicole said she would absolutely recommend Boardman Training Center to a friend! “I truly believe this is the best money I’ve ever spent. They set you up for success. They will do everything in their power to make sure everything is suitable for your needs. If there is anything they can do to make your life a little easier, stand back because they will all do their best to help,” said Nicole.

Now that she’s on her way to an exciting new career in healthcare, Nicole said she is very thankful that she was able to start the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC. She enjoys previous graduates coming into visit the teachers and giving pep talks to the classes.

When asked if she has any advice for others thinking of attending healthcare career training classes at BTC, Nicole said, “Nikki is persistent. If she sees something in you, she is not going to let you walk away easily. Just ask questions, because if you have questions, chances are that someone else does. Never be afraid to talk to your instructors. Don’t give up! They won’t let you anyway!”

After she completes her cardio phlebotomy classes, Nicole would like to enroll in the Medical Office Specialist career training program at Boardman Training Center to continue to advance her skills in the healthcare field.

Are you looking to start an exciting new career in the healthcare field? Or maybe you already work in healthcare but want to advance your career by gaining specific knowledge and skills? Whatever your career goals, Boardman Training Center offers healthcare training classes to help you get there.

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist and request information to get started!

BreannaMarie Slaven – Student Highlight

Meet BreannaMarie Slaven, our student highlight for this week!

BreannaMarie has always wanted a job in healthcare because working in the medical field runs in her family. Her mom has always worked in healthcare and her aunt is a phlebotomist, and she even has cousins who are doctors and nurses.

“I choose BTC because my cousin went here and she couldn’t help but brag about how good the school is and how friendly the environment truly is,” said BreannaMarie. She chose the Phlebotomy Technician program because her aunt is a phlebotomist and she wanted to follow in her footsteps.

Before enrolling in a fast track career training program at BTC, BreannaMarie attended a larger university. She says it was nice, but it didn’t give her what she wanted from a university.

BreannaMarie Slaven-Student Highlight

After growing up in the south, BreannaMarie moved to New Castle about a year ago. After moving to the local area, she began working in healthcare and trying to find her way for what she wants to do with her life.

BreannaMarie currently works at Homemakers Healthcare where she goes to people’s homes and checks in on them.

When BreannaMarie first came into Boardman Training Center, she wasn’t sure what all she wanted to do. She wants to eventually get into nursing and thinks the short-term career training at BTC will help get her there.

“My favorite part is how everyone helps you feel welcome and helps you reach your goals. Everyone helps you build your confidence up more,” said BreannaMarie.

BreannaMarie says she felt welcome as soon as she walked in the door and that BTC is the best school she has ever come to. She loves Nikki and Irene so much. She says she was not confident when she came here but they brought her out of her shell so much.

When asked who her favorite teacher is here at Boardman Training Center, BreannaMarie said, “I honestly don’t have a favorite teacher because they are all so helpful. They have made me want to reach my goals and have all played a role in my life that I will treasure forever.”

BreannaMarie already has a job lined up where her aunt currently works for after she completes the Phlebotomy Technician career training program at BTC. She says her ideal job is to work in a doctor’s office or even a hospital.

“I would like to move further into the healthcare field in the next five years,” said BreannaMarie. After a year or so of working she wants to continue her education. “It never hurts to have a lot under your belt,” she said.

BreannaMarie says she would recommend Boardman Training Center to friends. “Absolutely I would recommend BTC because they will help you as much as they can. I have never been to a school that showed you they want you to succeed as they do here. This is the best school I’ve been to,” said BreannaMarie.

BreannaMarie has some great advice for others. “Never give up on life! Just keep swimming!”

Do you want to get started in the exciting field of healthcare? Explore our fast track career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information now to get started today!

Erika Norris – Student Highlight

We are excited to announce our student highlight feature for this week, Erika Norris!

Erika Norris-Student Highlight

Like many Boardman Training Center students, Erika wants a career that allows her to make a difference and help people in their daily lives, but she doesn’t want to spend 4-6 years in school taking unnecessary classes to get there.

This led Erika to BTC, because she needed a fast track career training program that prepares her for what she’ll be doing when she graduates.

“I choose BTC because I want to be in the medical field. I want to help people and BTC helps me do that without all the extra time and money for classes I don’t need,” said Erika.

Before enrolling with BTC, Erika was just working in a job, not in a career field that she loves. Erika said she choose the Cardio Phlebotomy program because “in 24 quick weeks, I could be doing something I love.”

Erika had previously attended college at a larger university, which left her feeling a little lost. “I have gone to college before and it wasn’t for me honestly. Most of my classes were too big, with too much going on, and a lot of classes I didn’t need,” said Erika.

Erika Norris-Student Highlight

Erika said her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is the hands-on experience. Her favorite class is Phlebotomy, where she is learning valuable skills she will use in her career. So far, Erika said her favorite teacher is Mike.

After completing her career training program at BTC, Erika hopes to become a Phlebotomist, helping one patient at a time, and to continue growing in her career for years to come.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Erika happily said yes! “I absolutely would. The people here have been nothing but nice to me and really want to see everyone succeed,” said Erika.

Are you ready to start down the path toward a meaningful career just like Erika? Then check out Boardman Training Center today! With small class sizes, personalized attention, and flexible payment plans, we set our students up for continued career success.

Learn more about our fast-track healthcare programs including Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information or call us at (330) 729-9244 to get started today!

Student Highlight Boardman Training Center – Deirdre Turner

Deirdre Turner is working on obtaining her medical certification as a phlebotomist

through Boardman Training Center (BTC). Before attending Boardman Training Center, Deirdre went to school at Trumbull Business College in Warren, PA. She worked at General Motors but was laid off and realized that Trumbull was not the best fit for her. Deirdre wanted a more hands-on experience within her training.

Deirdre decided to enroll in classes at Boardman Training Center after speaking with an admission representative. She knew she wanted a career quickly and didn’t want to spend four years in college before entering the medical field. At BTC all of the classes were in the medical field, were small and personable, and offered the hands-on experience that Deirdre desired.

Deirdre stated, “One of my favorite parts of attending Boardman Training Center is that everyone is so friendly. I am getting the proper training I need to do the work.” Her favorite teacher is Dave Intro. Dave, along with other staff, takes the time to break down the materials so that it is easier to understand and comprehend.”

Deirdre enjoys Boardman Training so much that she has already referred her niece to the campus and is taking the courses with her. Deirdre’s ideal job is to work in an establishment that she loves while being able to provide for her family.