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.

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.