AVTEC employs two Counselors available to provide student support and assistance or refer students to professionals that can assist them.

Individual Counseling - Counselors are available to provide support to students in a confidential environment with topics or events that may create obstacles for completion of training, gaining employment, or for personal growth. 

Advocacy - Counselors are available to advocate for students at disciplinary actions or court hearings. They can verify that disciplinary actions follow the process outlined in the student handbook and work with department heads and residence life staff to ensure that disciplinary actions are applied fairly and consistently across the student body.

Counselors advocate for students who believe they have been treated unfairly and/or if they have cause to appeal a disciplinary action. 

Assistance - Counselors assist students when the student is in a time of hardship or transition. (e.g., homework, driver’s license preparation; finding safe housing; helping connect with medical, substance abuse, or mental health counselors; or public assistance)

Referrals - The Counseling staff refers students to available assistance programs depending on the need or desire of the student. 

Some assistance programs available in Seward include:  

          Housing           Child care        Financial assistance        Food bank        Substance abuse treatment, AA, and/or NA

         Mental health        Employment           Foundations/Study Skills Program