AVTEC's Student Services Department is located upstairs in offices at the Student Services Center. It provides support for students who may need additional assistance to succeed in training. Some of the services are:
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 liaise between students and employers.
Counselors help students adjust to their training programs, overcoming barriers that may prevent them from meeting their goals of graduation, employment, or personal growth.
Students may seek 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.
Counselors can be located in the upstairs of the AVTEC Student Services Center or reached by phone at 1-907-224-6170.
Communications Training Course
Communications Training is part of the curriculum of several training programs. Student Services staff teaches this course. They also give information regarding the rights and responsibilities of a respectful workplace.
Drug-Free Workplace Information
Students enrolled in long-term training (six weeks or longer) receive an orientation follow-up, which includes specific information on Drug-Free Workplaces, and employer expectations in most industries. 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 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 provides learning and recreational reading resources, DVD checkout and more. Days and times will vary; hours are posted on the door.
AVTEC's Student Records Office maintains a permanent file for each student. AVTEC protects students' privacy 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 student's written consent.
Students who need additional assistance with training assignments can go to the Media Center and seek tutoring assistance through the Student Services Department.
AVTEC provides a convenient testing center. Available services include access to tests for GED, Work Keys (the ACT National Career Readiness Certification), the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and various industry credentials.
Federal funding may be available for qualified students under age 25 for training and other assistance. Students should inquire with the WIOA Grant Coordinator or a counselor to learn more.