"Because of my training at CPTC I have had a successful 21-plus year career at MultiCare Health System. I was hired before I graduated, but my instructor and boss worked together so I could attend school on Fridays and graduate. I have moved up the career ladder over time, from distribution specialist to supervisor and now team coordinator. I won the Loretta Clubb Award for Service Excellence. CPTC was the beginning of a successful career for me. I inspired my husband to attend CPTC as well. He is retired military and returned to CPTC. He graduated 12 years ago from the Central Service/Sterile Processing Program. He works for the VA hospital and has a wonderful career."
Lynne Fields, Medical Materiel Management (Central Service/Sterile Processing)
“When I entered the HUC Program I was a single mom with a five-and-a-half month old baby, no car and no job. I did my externship at Tacoma General and they offered me a job in the baby care, post partum section prior to graduation, but I finished school while working. A few years later it was because of my experience in the hospital that I detected symptoms in my second child which led me to seek help, and because of my experience in this unit my second child, who was diagnosed with meningitis, was treated promptly and recovered from a potentially deadly disease.
I have been successfully employed for 14 years and it all began with the certificate which led to promotions and a wonderful career in health.”
Julie Meier, Health Unit Coordinator
"I had a wonderful experience in the Esthetician Program and it gave me the important base to get my license. I have been employed at MultiCare since 2006 and now serve on the Washington State Department Licensing Advisory Board as vice chair."
Megan Pedersen, Esthetic Sciences
"I started my first nursing job less than a month after graduating from the CPTC LPN Program. I am now an RN.
I was laid off in 2003 from the construction industry during an economic downturn. I decided to make a career change because I loved working with people. My positive experience at CPTC was the stepping stone for a whole new life. I eventually went on and earned my BSN, moving from LPN to an Assistant Nurse Manager, and am now in a supervisory role overseeing 30 people. None of this would have been possible without my experience at CPTC."