A $10,000 donation was given to Camp Sunshine. While NTI students, staff and faculty are routinely engaged in charitable events at each of its campuses, it was decided in 2016 that a portion of every student’s application fee would be donated at years end to Camp Sunshine in support of families with children suffering with life-threatening illnesses.
We’re grateful to NTI and the donation they’ve given to us this year. This money will go to help families in need of healing and support.
Michael Smith, Camp Sunshine
Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness.
The Center for Grieving Children, based in Portland, Maine, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Since its founding in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families.
The NTI staff is dedicated to their communities in Scarborough, Bangor and Lewiston, and look forward to raising and donating more funds to Camp Sunshine, the Center for Grieving Children and its other charities in 2017.
About Northeast Technical Institute
Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) is Maine’s only locally owned and operated accredited career training school with campuses in Bangor, Scarborough and an extension campus in Lewiston. NTI is a VA approved school in Bangor and Scarborough and offers Federal Financial Aid, grants and scholarships for many of its programs and for those who qualify. With its short-term, hands-on approach to training, NTI graduates are job-ready, may earn national certification and are prepared to meet the industry’s staffing needs for qualified professionals. The school offers in-demand training for a range of medical programs, including Medical Assistant, Medical Lab Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing and Phlebotomy. HVAC/R and CDL Truck Driving are offered at the school’s Scarborough and Bangor campuses. Most programs at NTI start each month. For more information, contact 207.805.8000 or visit www.ntinow.edu.
Welcome to cold and flu season. Trying to avoid the common cold? NTI is here to help with some advice. No, you cannot live in a bubble. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the Flu Vaccine for everyone 6 months and older.
Here are seven precautions you can take to help avoid getting the flu this season:
Get a flu shot. It’s the number one thing that you can do to prevent the flu. The flu shot is available for free at ClearChoice MD for those who do not have insurance.
Try taking more vitamin D. This will help your body fight off a cold.
Wash your hands with Anti-bacterial soap or alcohol-based hand rubs can be used. Cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing.
Try to avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes.
Your diet can have a huge impact on your immune system.
Get plenty of sleep.
Try to avoid anyone who is ill. If you are the affected one, please stay home 24 hours after your fever is gone.
Are you the affected one? Do you have; Fever? Cough? Sore throat? Body aches/headaches? Chills? If you have these symptoms you should stay home, to avoid contaminating others.
AMT member and Registered Medical Assistant Aubrey Wiggins always brings an infectiously positive attitude to Inland Family Care, a primary care practice of Inland Hospital in Waterville, Maine.
Aubrey says that caring for her daughter inspired her to do something to help others. In her studies at Northeast Technical Institute, Aubrey’s instructors remember her as determined, creative and dependable.
At Inland Family Care, Aubrey sees anywhere from 25 to 35 patients a day. She works hard to get to know each patient beyond the words on their medical chart.
Aubrey Loves Teamwork
Aubrey appreciates her coworkers, and says that even on the most stressful days, together as a team they work through every issue to provide the best and most efficient care. Their weekly staff meetings allow room for discussion, an important part of staff development and cohesiveness.
AMT has provided Aubrey with the leadership and education opportunities to become a valuable asset to the team.
Aubrey also values Inland Hospital’s commitment to the community, and the organization’s efforts to fight childhood obesity. Each month, the hospital hosts a Family Fun Series event that brings families together to try new activities like snowshoeing to stay active and healthy. Staff participate in the events as a great way to connect with the community and their patients. As well, inland staff also lead grocery store tours that help families identify healthy foods and how to prepare them.
“Being an RMA is such a rewarding job,” says Aubrey. “Seeing someone’s life improve and being part of that change is incredible.”
Ongoing Leadership and Education Opportunities
AMT has provided Aubrey with the leadership and education opportunities to become a valuable asset to the Inland team. AMT certification confirms what people know about Aubrey — that she is highly qualified and knowledgeable. When Aubrey is not working, she plays in a community band and directs the children’s choir at her church.
Aubrey was nominated for the AMT National Medical Assistant Week by her former Clinical Medical Instructor Wendell J. Scott, CCMA AHI, and by Northeast Technical Institute Campus Director Nicole Bouchard.
Interested in Medical Assisting?
To prepare for a fulfilling career as a medical assistant, contact one of our friendly admissions advisors at NTI – we’d be happy to answer your questions and give you a tour of one of our campuses!
Ruth Anne Haley of the Maine Department of Labor, praised NTI for its responsiveness to the needs of the manufacturing community:
The greater Portland area has many manufacturing opportunities and the Manufacturing Technician Certificate provides entry level skills that will transfer across any sector. The certificate training offered through NTI prepared a dozen people to enter positions, prepared and ready to start on day one.” Ruth Ann further stated “The Competitive Skills Scholarship Program provided financial support for several of the participants, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Everyone had a job offer at the completion of the training, will be working full-time, and, more importantly, able to provide for their families.
The Manufacturing Technician program teaches precision measurement, blue print reading, workplace safety, shop math, computer applications, lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing concepts, basic hand tools and workplace communication. Students quickly develop marketable skills leveraging their manufacturing expertise across a wide variety of open positions in food processing, precision manufacturing and sheet metal fabrication.
The link between industry and academia is extremely important. Now more than ever, with a shortage of skilled labor, we must invest in people and systems that transfer knowledge rapidly. New recruits must be made available to fill job vacancies. NTI, through its Manufacturing Technician Program, is providing a continuous flow of qualified and talented workers, ready to improve a company’s competitiveness.
Peter Weymouth, Manufacturing Technician Instructor
NTI is now enrolling for its next Manufacturing Technician class, which begins on October 17th.
Davianne, a recent graduate at the Scarborough campus from the Medical Laboratory Assistant program, told the NTI placement team that she wanted to work for a company “that has made a huge impact around the world today, and to be able to change lives”! Well, you did it, Davianne! Congratulations for landing the job of your dreams with an organization that makes a difference every single day in this country and worldwide – the American Red Cross!
Davianne has a young child who was her motivation to join the program at NTI just 8 short months ago. “My son is so smart it intimidates me – yet also makes me proud. I wanted to go back to school and work for a company to make him proud of his mother.” Davianne has indeed made her family and friends proud. She’s been a devoted student since she started at NTI
Recently, Northeast Technical Institute held a blood drive with the American Red Cross, where Davianne volunteered her time at the check in desk.
The NTI team is proud of Davianne and all of our students that are committed to changing their lives through hard work and determination. Davianne is a shining example of why the NTI team is devoted to our mission.
Schlotterbeck and Foss visited our class today to recruit some of NTI’s Manufacturing Tech students. The chosen students will start at their new jobs immediately after graduating in late September. Earlier this month, students toured the company’s new, state-of-the-art plant in Westbrook.
Schlotterbeck & Foss was founded in 1866, and you’ve probably seen their selection of specialty foods and flavorings in local grocery stores. Many private-label products like salad dressings, steak sauces, salsas, and others are manufactured and shipped right from their Westbrook plant!
We’re excited for our Manufacturing Technician students, as they prepare to enter their new field of work! Learn more at www.schlotterbeck-foss.com.
Could the Manufacturing Industry be for You?
In the Manufacturing Technician program you learn: bench-work, precision measurement, blue print reading, industrial safety, technical math, computer applications, lean manufacturing, and more. If working with your hands appeals to you, then contact one of the Admissions staff at NTI to find out more!
Northeast Technical Institute held a blood drive on August 25th. The American Red Cross brought in their equipment and set up in our clinical Medical Assistant classroom. Our waiting area was filled with students and donors from all over!
The donors received Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards for their generosity. The goal was to collect 24 units of blood, but the ‘Double Reds‘ procedure was cancelled at the last minute. Donors registered online through the NTI portal, and this time around, we had 25 donors registered, but 3 were turned down for low iron.
This blood drive was one to remember – NTI & the Red Cross collected 22 units of lifesaving blood!
The conference recognized the contributions made by Maine veterans and provided both educational and career networking opportunities. Guest speakers included Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins, Assistant Secretary of VETS, Mike Michaud, and VA Secretary McDonald. NTI is proud to have veterans that work for and attend Northeast Technical Institute.