Career Services

AVTEC is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of training-related employment.  The Career Advisor provides assistance to students in the development of employment plans and job search skills throughout training and after graduation. 

AVTEC’s history of training Alaskans has resulted in an active and positive relationship with employers throughout the state. Both the Career Advisor and Instructors maintain contacts within business and industry and provide assistance in connecting students with potential employers. 

Employers often note that employability skills and effective communication are among the most valuable skills in the workplace. AVTEC provides training of those skills such as verbal and non-verbal communication styles and the role of technology in communication, professionalism, time management, and conflict resolution. Students explore their own communication patterns and begin to recognize and incorporate more effective communication strategies in their day-to-day work activities.  

Individual assistance and classes in resume writing, job search and interview skills are provided to all students attending long-term training programs. Work Keys Assessments for the National Career Readiness Certificate are offered and available to students.  

The annual AVTEC/Seward Community Job Fair held on campus each spring provides students with the opportunity to learn about opportunities and meet with employers from around the state.


Contact Information & Location

Rachel James, Career Advisor

AVTEC Student Services Center, 519 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664

Office: (907)224-6172 | Cell: (907)422-7180



Job Posting Sites

AlaskaJobs - Alaska Job Center Network, Department of Labor & Workforce Development  





USAJOBS - Federal Government Jobs

Workplace Alaska - State of Alaska Government Jobs


Career Resource Sites

Alaska Job Center Network

AKCIS - Alaska Career Information System

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US Department of Labor O*Net  


Alaska Construction Trades Apprenticeship Resources

Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association              

Alaska Works Partnership (

ABC Alaska (  – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Alaska Chapter