To assist students in reaching their career goals, and recognizing their full potential. This may include assisting the student to overcome barriers in his/her personal life. Services involve group instruction, individual counseling, and job placement assistance.
Job Search Class is designed to help students refine career goals, find job openings, complete job applications, and develop resumes. Techniques in using the telephone and the Internet to get job information are also covered.
Job Interview Training class covers every aspect of interviews from first impressions to practice job interviews conducted by local employers when possible. The interviews are videotaped and analyzed to encourage future success in this type of skill.
Workplace Communications Training helps students improve skills and build self-confidence. Student’s class hours are spent learning methods of communicating effectively in various situations such as in a team, with supervisors or with difficult coworkers.
Counselors also provide services to the individual on issues that are training related, or of a personal nature. These issues can include but are not limited to, drug and alcohol problems, relationships, stress, time management, peer pressure, and other issues.
AVTEC's history of training Alaskans has resulted in an active and positive relationship with employers throughout the state. The Placement Specialist assists students on a group and individual basis with their job search. By maintaining contacts with business and industry, the AVTEC Placement Specialist and instructors are able to provide assistance to students in contacting potential employers. A job fair is held on campus each spring allowing students to meet with different employers from around the state.