AVTEC’s Student Services Department is located upstairs in offices at the Student Services Center. It provides opportunities for students who may need additional assistance to succeed in training. Some of the services are:
Alaska Adult Education Program and GED Preparation
Seward Community Learning Center, located at AVTEC, provides basic education instruction for GED reparation, English as a second language, basic math, reading, and writing.
Employment and Career Services
The AVTEC Career Advisor works with students to develop a résumé, enhance job search skills, complete job applications, practice interviewing skills, and is a liaison between students and employers.
Counselors assist students in adjusting to their training programs, overcoming barriers that may prevent the student from meeting their goals of graduation, employment, or personal growth.
Students may seek assistance from counseling staff for various issues such as homesickness, conflict resolution, substance abuse, relationship issues, and financial matters. Referrals from counselors to outside agencies and providers are also available.
Communications Training Course
Communications Training is part of the curriculum of several training programs. Student Services staff presents and teaches this course. They also present information regarding the rights and responsibilities of a respectful workplace.
Drug-Free Work Place
Students enrolled in long-term training (six weeks or longer) receive orientation follow-up which includes conversations on Drug-Free Workplaces. Topics include the risks to safety and personal health resulting from substance abuse and workplace drug and alcohol testing.
Foundations for Success
Students who would like to improve on their study skills, mathematics, English, and reading skills as applied in the work environment can participate in various courses offered through the Student Services Department.
AVTEC’s Media Center is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday from 8:00a.m. –10:00p.m., Fridays from 8:00a.m.–9:00p.m., and weekends from 5:00p.m. –9:00p.m. Times may change for weekends and holidays. The hours are posted on the door.
Students who need additional assistance with training assignments can go to the Media Center and seek tutoring assistance through the Student Service Department.
AVTEC operates a testing center and offers proctoring services for students to access tests for GED, Work Keys (the ACT National Career Readiness Certification) the Test of Adult Basic Education, and select industry credentials.
Student Records Policy
AVTEC’s Student Records Office maintains a permanent file for each student. AVTEC protects the privacy of students and keeps records confidential in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Students may request to see their permanent file or have a copy made of it for a fee. Only authorized AVTEC staff may review your record. Staff will not release the records to parents, sponsors, or other interested parties without the written consent of the student.