Preparing for a Dental Career: Nathan Wagoner’s Phlebotomy Tech Success Story

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    As a current college student studying biology, Nathan Wagoner is not waiting until after graduation to begin taking steps toward his long-term goals. Aspiring to become a dentist, Nathan decided to begin earning hands-on experience in the medical field by becoming a phlebotomy tech.       Marah: What did you enjoy most about UTC’s Phlebotomy Tech course?  Nathan: The course is very serious because you’re dealing with blood. There’s an

A Graduate With Goals: Jason Gaddy’s SHRM Success Story

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  When Jason Gaddy began undergrad at UTC in 2016, he didn’t have his heart set on a specific degree program. All Jason knew was that he enjoyed interacting with people and getting to know them on a personal level. Based off those desires, he chose to pursue a degree—and career—in human resources. After serving as a City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs intern in 2019, he became

June 2021 Healthcare Job Opportunities

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Certified Nursing Assistant Many of our medical employer partners have open positions for CNAs, including: Morning Pointe Standifer Place Life Care Centers of America Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation Kindred Hospital   Clinical Medical Assistant Two of our medical employer partners often hire for CMAs: Paramount Podiatry: Email Samantha Hughes at paramountpodiatry@gmail.com for more information. Doctors Diet Program: Email Daniel Whitley at leadschattanooga@gmail.com for more information. Other open positions

Retail and Military Experience Turned Supply Chain Career: Raul Soto’s CSCP Success Story

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  Raul Soto recently began studying supply chain in a formal setting, but he is no stranger to the supply chain field itself. For ten years, he worked in the grocery business and learned about inventory, vendor interaction, and consumer behavior. Then, his time in the U.S. Marine Corps taught him about logistics and how to prepare for logistical movements. Raul was recently featured on Chris Barnes’ Supply Chain

Playing 20 Questions With William Watson: A Staff Spotlight

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    In May’s installment of “Playing 20 Questions,” we are highlighting Will Watson, UTC CPE’s Program Coordinator. Get to know Will, why he is passionate about creating career opportunities for individuals, and his love for the CFC and his rescue dog, Charlie.       1. How long have you been in your role?  Nearly three years!  2. What does a “day in the life” look like for you in your role?  I spend most of my time

Building Career Confidence: Brian Clont’s PMP Success Story

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  Brian Clonts’ career is the epitome of working one’s way up the professional ladder. After beginning his career as a non-destructive technician, Brian became a senior technician, a superintendent, a project manager, and is now serving as the materials department manager in Terracon’s Chattanooga office. As a self-proclaimed “manager of project managers,” Brian uses what he learned in UTC’s PMP Exam Prep course to make sure his company’s project management processes flow smoothly.       Marah:

May 2021 Healthcare Job Opportunities 2.0

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Certified Nursing Assistant Morning Pointe is hiring CNAs! If you’re interested in learning more, visit morningpointe.careerplug.com. Certified Nursing Assistant, Kindred Healthcare Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Instead Certified Nursing Assistant, Brookdale Senior Living Certified Nursing Assistant, Life Care Center of Red Bank   Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Medical Assistant, Family Allergy & Asthma Medical Assistant, Parkridge MedGroup Specialists Certified Medical Assistant, Chattanooga Heart Institute Certified Medical Assistant, Galen Medical Group Medical

UPS Driver Turned Healthcare Worker: Hal Wright’s CNA Success Story

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  While working as a UPS driver, Hal Wright served on UPS’s health and safety committee. During that time, Hal researched ways to improve the health and well-being of the drivers and realized that he enjoyed learning about healthcare. He decided to go back to school and become an RN, and in his pursuit of gaining experience for an RN program, decided to take UTC’s Certified Nursing Assistant course! Interestingly enough,

Ray-Bans and Logistics: Raul Maya’s CSCP Success Story

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    After earning his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad del Noroeste, Raul Maya began working in logistics. He’s stayed in the field throughout his career but has had the opportunity to work in different environments, such as in the warehouse for General Motors and currently in the retail industry as the Senior Director of Engineering (Automation & Innovation) for Luxottica. (You can think Raul for

Instructor Spotlight: Troy Carroll, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Troy Carroll. Troy has an extensive IT background (particularly in the higher education space) and has held a variety of IT positions at UTC since 2003. Troy currently serves as an LMS administrator for the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning. Not only does he teach UTC’s CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ course, but he also is a UTC criminal justice adjunct professor. In his spare time, you can