Graduate Testimonials

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The Career Training Academy Experience

Career Training Academy will make sure to help you succeed! They will not let you down! Because of them I am someone that someone else can look up to! They helped me to complete one of my biggest dreams! They are like my long lost family! They gave me the confidence to believe in myself again. Don’t wait any longer if your thinking about going back to school especially after not being in school for a long time! Choose Career Training Academy!!

Ashlee Gierlach

I remember sitting in the New Ken Taco Bell drive thru thinking about what I was ever going to do with my life! A few google searches later I found CTA, and applied that day after I finished my nachos. I must say that 10 months FLEW by! I have grown greatly, learned so much, and made amazing friends! My externship was great, I continued to learn and now have the confidence to go into my career field (dental assisting.) Before signing off on my diploma I got hired at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Mrs.Evans was thorough and was supportive in me finding a job, as well as the other instructors there. Everyone there is great and I am forever grateful. I am now a confident professional, about to start my dream job. I recommend this school to anyone!!!

Lillie McHenry

Kaitlin “Katt” Hearn, a Monroeville campus Dental Assisting graduate, began her professional career as a Dental Assistant with Chestnut Hills Dental, Shadyside. While there she was responsible for a variety of dental procedures, biohazard containment, sterilization, and impressions.  She loves the interaction with patients and the ongoing learning environment in her career.

She attended Career Training Academy for the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) preparation within the Dental Assisting program which will enable her to take the state EFDA certification test. Successful completion of the test will allow her to reach her goal of becoming an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

Katt finds much satisfaction in providing patient education to ensure her patients understand and are fully educated on upcoming procedures and routine care.

Kaitlin "Katt" Hearn
Kaitlin “Katt” Hearn, 2016 Dental Assistant Graduate

We are so blessed to find a career we LOVE.

Lindsey Crawford & Steven Perrine
Lindsey Crawford & Steven Perrine, 2016 CTA Massage Therapy Graduates

Great school with awesome training! The faculty and staff are super nice, helpful and caring of the students!

Jamie Duff

The day I visited Career Training Academy I knew it was the right choice
for me. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. They were excited to
help me start my future. Everyday I came to school, I was excited. I always
looked forward to learning new things. The faculty prepared me with in
depth knowledge and hands on clinical training that gave me the confidence
to do well in the medical field. I now completed my externship and was
hired on fulltime through Allegheny Health Network as a medical assistant.
My externship site was very impressed with the knowledge I brought to the
table. I am proud that my degree came from Career Training Academy and
would recommend this school to anyone looking to make a positive decision
for their future.

Kyleigh Hill

I wanted a career, not just a job and at Career Training Academy they have small classes and they have instructors that actually work in the field that they teach.

Stanley Blackwell, Medical Assistant Graduate

I knew I didn’t want the 4 year college life. Career Training Academy was my first choice. The advanced Bodyworker degree program was exactly what I was looking for. I love what I do, and I enjoy the people and I am proud of the help that I can give them.

Resa Bush, Massage Therapy Graduate

I wanted to be a provider for my family and an example for my children. Medical Assisting is an excellent field to work in with plenty of opportunities to grow. I recommend CTA to anyone. Career Training Academy was the right school for me; the small classes, caring instructors, and hands on training with exactly what I was looking for.

Nicoya Walker, Medical Assistant Graduate

A big university just wasn’t for me, I was lost and confused. The medical field was the right fit for me. There are lots of opportunities and room for growth.

Kayleigh Gieraltowski, Medical Coding and Billing Graduate