Archive for the ‘Success Stories’ Category
We are very proud of Paula Lavizzo and all that she has accomplished. Before she started with the Medical Assistant program here at The Learning Pad, she worked many years in manufacturing. As with most, the manufacturing industry had a downturn and she needed to find another career. She always wanted to learn and work in the healthcare area, but she had to be a provider for her family. Now the kids were out of the house, she could focus on her own education and advancement.
Paula was sponsored by the rural Workforce Center and her counselor was Jamie Jenkins.
Paula quickly excelled in class and with all her hands-on clinical activities. Soon she was showing the newer ones in class how to perform venipunctures and EKG’s.
Paula soon found an externship with Specially for Children . She was a little worried if she would secure it as she needed a part time externship since she had to get a job. They were able to work with her and provide her part time hours. And as with other students of The Learning Pad, they were impressed enough with her abilities, that they extended employment to her. And she is not fully done with her externship yet!
How awesome for Paula! She now has a career path and a career taking care of children. We as well as her counselor Jamie Jenkins of the Workforce Center in Round Rock, are proud of Paula’s accomplishment. We will miss seeing her warm and caring smile everyday.
Marlene use to work in manufacturing, but due to the layoffs needed to get into a different industry. She was sponsored by the Workforce Solutions in Round Rock, TX. It seems like yesterday was her 1st day of class.
Marlene worked hard and was an example in the classroom for the other students in a very short amount of time. Her GPA was pushing 100, and she was a natural when she was performing her clinical activities.
Marlene was nervous and sometimes doubted her abilities. But her strong will to succeed won out, and she soon secured her OWN externship at Solid Oak Internal Medicine.
The Doctors and staff at Solid Oak Internal Medicine was so impressed with her knowledge and skill she acquired at The Learning Pad, that after her externship was up, they extended to her full time employment, and she started on, Aug. 8, 2011.
The staff and her instructors at The Learning Pad, as well as her counselor, Jamie Payne at The Workforce, are very proud of her and her accomplishments.
Keep up the great work and we wish you the best, and will miss seeing you everyday!
Kudos also goes out to Ms. Laura Luberski who graduated recently from the Medical Assistant Program. Laura was a consistent high achiever in the classroom. She passed her National Certification Exam with one of the highest scores in recent years. Laura was able to extern at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists & Austin Hand Group.
Her externship supervisor was so impressed with her willingness to work, and professional skills, that they offered Ms. Laura Luberski a position as a Medical Assistant!
Laura is now continuing on with her Healthcare training, pursuing a Nursing degree. We know Laura is going to go far with whatever she puts her mind to.
We wish her all the best!
The Learning Pad wants to recognize Amanda Wright who has worked so hard and done so well in her studies in our Medical Assistant Program.
Amanda was sponsored by DARS (Dept. of Assisted and Rehabilitative Services) and came to class with a background of working in a Veterinarians office.
Her instructors said she was a constant pleasure to have in class, with her winning attitude and pleasant personality. The administration team enjoyed her time here as well.
Amanda received an externship rather quickly with Specially For Children, a regional medical group of pediatric physicians dedicated to treating children and adolescents with severe, unusual and complex illnesses.
Amanda excelled so well, that Specially For Children offered her a permanent position as a medical assistant!
We know Amanda will go far with her training and winning attitude!