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  • Student Interview – Tina Pham - Student Interview – Tina Pham   Why did you choose the program you did? Healthcare is a growing and changing field.  Knowledge of billing and coding is in demand.  I know it would help to gain access into this field. What did you enjoy most about WTI?  Why? Instructors and staff want to see students succeed and are very knowledgeable and helpful to students. What are your career goals? Learn, grow and move up in the organization I am in (Access Family Care). What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Traveling, spending time with kids and family. Who […]
  • Interview with WTI Graduate, William Owens- Integrated Electronics Technology Program - Interview with WTI Graduate, William Owens- Integrated Electronics Technology Program   Why did you choose the program you did? I chose WTI based on the job placement success rate. I knew that WTI would be the institution that would give me the proper training to succeed in the field of my choice. What did you enjoy most about WTI? Why? The entire staff, especially financial aid and career services. Instructors are extremely knowledgeable about all of the material. The administration was outstanding in assisting me with any obstacle I came across. What are your career goals? One of my long […]
  • Interview with WTI Graduate, Jacob Engle – CTNA Program - Interview with WTI Graduate, Jacob Engle – CTNA Program   Jacob Engle is a 2011 graduate from WTI Joplin’s Computer Technology & Network Administration program. Jacob began his IT career as a GPS Technician in the Kansas area and shortly after was hired by Legget & Platt, Inc. for their IT department. Recently Jacob was offered a position as a Senior Administrator for Pittsburg State University (PSU). Jacob has continued to excel in his IT career. Why did you choose the program you did? I liked that there was room to grow in the field. You can keep advancing yourself […]
  • Interview with WTI Graduate, Kennedi Green – RMA Student - Interview with WTI Graduate, Kennedi Green – RMA Student   Kennedi did an externship at Freeman Occumed in Carthage and was hired on there while on an externship. Why did you choose the Medical Assistant program? I wanted to better my life.  I have always wanted to be in the medical field, to follow in my mother’s footsteps, and I have always enjoyed helping people and felt that this was a career that I could do that. What did you enjoy most about WTI?  Why? I loved the hands on experience.  I am the type of person that learns better with […]
  • Interview with WTI Graduate, Trisha Kloeppel - Interview with WTI Graduate, Trisha Kloeppel   “Why did you choose the program you did?” “I originally wanted to pursue a career as a mortician but decided first to get some education in the medical field and was drawn to WTI because of the one year medical programs. I initially thought about the medical assistant program but was drawn to the pharmacy technician field mainly because of the math (which I love). I enjoyed the classroom atmosphere, which I felt was fun while still learning. The length and cost of the program appealed to me as well, which would enable […]
  • Time management tips for students from Ben Franklin -   Time management tips for students from Ben Franklin One of the biggest pitfalls students face is effective time management. This is particularly true for students who balance school with work and family obligations. The biggest enemy to effective time management is procrastination.Ben Franklin was able to account for nearly every minute of his day. As a postmaster, newspaperman, diplomat, writer and inventor (among other pursuits), Mr. Franklin was notorious for having many irons in the fire. He was meticulous about how he spent his day. Many quotes have been attributed to Mr. Franklin that can be applied to the student’s […]
  • Are you looking for a job? These soft skills could help you get one! - Are you looking for a job? These soft skills could help you get one! Getting a good job can be tough in today’s job market. When you are looking for a job it is important to highlight your skills and sell yourself. Your resume should have both hard skills and soft skills on it. Hard skills are tangible measurable skills that you have. These include things like typing, operating machinery, experience gained, and a degree or certificate earned. You should put your hard skills on your resume, but in this job market you need more than that to set yourself apart. […]
  • Why work in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration? - Why work in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration?   At WTI we provide a hands-on Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program. This program can prepare you for a career in a growing field. Once you complete your degree at WTI you could get a career as an installer, HVAC technician, appliance repair technician, refrigeration technician, or a maintenance technician. HVAC /R is a growing field and getting your degree at WTI could be a start to a better life. Why do people choose to go into an HVAC/R career? There are plenty of reasons people decide to go into […]
  • Benefits of Attending a Technical College - Benefits of Attending a Technical College   When it comes to getting an education, there are a lot of places to choose from, so why should you choose to attend a technical college? There are many benefits of choosing a technical college rather than a traditional college. Three main benefits are that you will save time, money, and get a career-focused education. If you know what you want your career to be a technical college is a good opportunity to get an education without wasting your time or money. At a technical college, you only take classes geared toward one […]
  • How to Follow Up After an Interview - How to Follow Up After an Interview The competition in the job market is tough. In order to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack, you have to be strategic. In previous WTI blogs we have talked about mistakes to avoid during an interview and questions to ask during an interview, but what happens after the interview? Here are three ways to follow up with your interviewer to leave one last positive impression. Send a thank you note. After every interview you should follow up with a thank you note. You should send an e-mail thanking the employer […]