EHOVE Adult Career Center celebrated its 17th graduation ceremony for the Certified Surgical Technology program on June 28. Seven graduates — including Nicole Koester from Port Clinton — attended the 10-month full-time program at EHOVE.
Class speaker Noelani Brown started off the ceremony: “We started out as bartenders, factory workers and stay-at-home moms, and now we stand before you as proud surgical technologists.”
“This program lives up to its reputation,” she said. “We were told we would be given the fundamentals and tools that would change our lives. We now possess them.”
EHOVE Superintendent Sharon Mastroianni shared some congratulatory remarks. “Congratulations to the Surgical Technology Faculty who set the bar high, held the students accountable and told them every day … you can do this,” said Mastroianni. “You taught them by example and demonstrated that hard work does pay off.”
Graduates certainly learned a lot in this program. A Surgical Technologist is an allied health care professional who provides surgical care in a variety of settings. They apply sterile and aseptic techniques, pass instruments and assist in various ways.
Upon completion of the program, Surgical Technologists are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam. EHOVE continues to have a 100 percent pass rate on this certification exam.
Every graduate had an internship and some of graduates already have jobs lined up.
EHOVE Career Center will begin the next Surgical Technician Program full-time in August. A part-time program also begins in January. For information, contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at 419-499-4663, ext. 280, or visit www.ehove.net.