The goal of Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® is to have each graduate obtain an entry-level position in a career related to his or her field of study. In order to achieve this goal, we have developed a comprehensive placement assistance program. In addition to learning the skills necessary for a new career, students at the Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® receive career readiness classes as a part of their comprehensive career training. Students learn how to develop a resume, how to locate potential employers, how to prepare for the job interview and how to get an edge in the competition for the best jobs.
NOTE: Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology DOES NOT PROMISE OR GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT, HOWEVER WE DO OFFER OUR GRADUATES PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE.
GRADUATE PLACEMENT PROCEDURES
1. All students are required to participate in job search preparation. This includes the following:
· Placement Orientation workshop
· Career Readiness workshop
2. A Placement Officer maintains ongoing contact with potential employers and makes every effort to promote our graduates.
3. A list of employers who have hired Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® graduates is available.
4. Students who decide to continue their training at another institution must give the placement officer the name and address of the school and the expected start date.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® provides pre-employment assistance to graduating students. The Placement Office supports students in many areas. The major functions of the Placement Office are:
· Career planning and placement services
· Developing and maintaining employer contacts
· Individual counseling
Career skills workshops (details of workshops below):
Workshop 1 Professional Resume Writing. This session covers the most effective resume format, how long should a resume be, how a recent graduate can best present his or her skills, and how should salary requests be handled.
Workshop 2 Developing Top Notch Interviewing Skills. This session covers common interviewing mistakes, behavioral and non-behavioral interviews, salary discussions, and interview follow-up.
Workshop 3 Effective Job Search Strategies. This session covers time management, on-line computer searches and registration, newspaper and industry publication ads, networking, and the hidden job market.
The staff will also assist students by participating in job fairs, registering students with recruiting agencies, and direct mailing of student resumes to perspective employers.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® schedules classes the year round based on minimum enrollments of 5 students for each of our programs. During the year, we observe the following national holidays:
· New Year's Day January 1st
· Memorial Day May
· US Independence Day July 4th, 2003
· Labor Day (US) September
· Thanksgiving Day November
· Christmas Day Eve December 24th
· Christmas Day December 25th
· New Year's Day Eve December 31st
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® makes every effort to maintain classes in the event of inclement weather. On rare occasions when classes must be delayed/canceled, a message will be posted on our website located at www.avit.ws and an attempt will be made to notify each student by telephone.