Counseling and Job Placement Services


Department Information
Department Head: 
Patti Price
(907) 224-6170

The 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 is also covered.

Job Interview Training

The job interview training class is required of most long-term students. This 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

The 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.

Job Placement

AVTEC's history of training Alaskans has resulted in an active and successful 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, 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.

For a list of Job Seeker Resources, click here

To assist students in reaching their career goals, and recognizing their full potential. This may require assisting the student to overcome barriers in his/her personal life. Services involve group instruction, individual counseling, and job placement assistance.

Department Members: 
Patti Price
(907) 224-6170
  • Counselor
  • Equal Rights Compliance Officer
  • M.Ed. Career Guidance & Counseling, Northern Montana College
  • M.Ed. School Administration, University of Great Falls
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Eastern Montana College
  • Pearson Vue Certified Test Administrator
Rachel James
(907) 224-6172
  • AVTEC Placement Specialist
  • B.A. Communications, Boise State University
Lara Loomis
(907) 224-6171
  • Counselor
  • M.A. Addiction Counseling, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN
  • Graduate Certificate – Counselor Education
  • B.S. Psychology, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
  • B.S. Health Science, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor I
  • Member of: American Counseling Association
  • Member of: American College Counseling Association
  • Member of: National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Jamie Hall
(907) 224-6173
  • WIOA Youth Grant Case Manager
  • M.A.T. Secondary, University of Alaska Southeast
  • B.A. Business, Alaska Pacific University
  • A.A. Culinary Arts, South Seattle Community College
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