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.