In 2004, Ms. Ford found her passion and love for helping others. She decided to attend Everest Institute to obtain a diploma as a Patient Care Technician. When her father was involved in an auto accident that left him unable to care for himself, she stopped attending school. Her father spent a year in Shepherd Center. Ms. Ford would often volunteer to take care of the other patients, allowing the medical assistants to take a break.
In March, 2010, Ms. Ford decided to further her education in the medical assisting field. When Ms. Ford began school, the trials of life were already in full swing. She was almost homeless, no electricity at home, and the kids were misbehaving. In spite of those obstacles, she continued coming to school. Ms. Ford maintained a B average even though she could only study at school. Ms. Ford states, "I pushed past the problems and trails and continued forward." She said, "If it wasn't for Ms. Hall and Joslyn Henderson, my Admissions Rep, I would have quit school." Their listening ears, support and words of encouragement helped Ms. Ford make it through.
Today, Ms. Ford is thankful for her trials and problems. "I am not the same person I was when I started school. I am a stronger woman due to the trials and problems."
“The best decision I ever I made was to attend Laurus Technical Institute. It really saved my life. I was in a bad spot in life before attending school. Facing unemployment for over two years, almost lost my home and family.
Once I graduated Laurus, I quickly found a new HVAC career. This saved my family, home and life. Thanks to Laurus Technical Institute, I can live again.
I am blessed to have gained knowledge and skills that can keep in good career for the rest of my life.”
Coming to Laurus was one of the wisest decisions I have made. I was a bit apprehensive about attending because I have been to other technical schools that were not as they advertised.
Here at Laurus, we immediately dove right into learning about the refrigeration cycle, EPA laws and how to use tools. The instructors are knowledgeable on the latest HVAC standards and equipment.
While at Laurus, I learned how to install heat pumps, gas furnaces and air handlers. I became an EPA certified technician within 4 months. Laurus helped me to prepare for interviews and with resume preparation and assisted me in finding employment.
I am proud to be a Laurus Technical Institute alumni, and I recommend anyone who is serious about a career in HVAC to attend Laurus and be on their career path in less than a year.