Next Up: Saving Lives
Austin Mostoller turned to the college for an education that mirrored what he would face in the field as a paramedic.
From the moment he started working in the EMS field, Austin Mostoller knew he had found his calling.
And, when he was ready to advance his career, he knew where to turn: Tyler, now Brightpoint.
Austin wanted hands-on, team-based experiences that would challenge him. He wanted to learn not just the basics of patient care, but also how to negotiate complex and demanding situations wrought with tension and emotion. He wanted education that mirrored what he would face in the field.
“At Tyler, we’re taught a really high level, and that’s definitely opened up a world of possibilities. The college prepared me to make a positive impact, and I’m very grateful for that.”
Now, Austin is a highly skilled, nationally registered paramedic serving a vital role in our community and saving lives.
"It's absolutely necessary to get that hands-on experience. At Tyler, we're working with our teammates, just like we're treating a real patient."
After 15 years working in IT, one hospital stay inspired Anissa Ellis to change her career to help others. She earned her degree in nursing at Tyler, and is now a branch director with a home health company, helping nurses make an impact in lives across the area.
At the college, returning student and single mom Elena Brancato gained the confidence to soak up the full college experience. When she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University to continue her studies in communications, she was ahead of the curve, having already completed a PR project for a real client.
Joe Detmer had the opportunity to move into a new role at work. The catch? It required electrical skills he didn’t have. To get up to speed, Joe took classes and now has the right qualifications to move forward in today’s fast-paced workplace, all while staying with the company he’s worked with for decades.
After graduating from the EMS program, Damien Winn has gone from volunteer to full time firefighter, paramedic mentor and instructor.