LeCompte: “Our employment partners come to us and say we need this particular skill and our program instructors will adapt their curriculum to meet that so when our students leave here they have the skills that the employers need.” AVTEC, founded in 1969, started out as The Alaska Skills Center in response to developing demand associated with the 1968 discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Originally created as a post-secondary component of the State of Alaska Department of Education, AVTEC stands for Alaska Vocational Technical Center. AVTEC is a division of the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD). It is the only statewide post-secondary vocational training center operated by the state. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享AVTEC, the Alaska Vocational Technical Center located in Seward, recently ranked in the top 10 percent of 4,500 colleges nationwide for student return on investment 10 years after enrollment. The report included public and private colleges that offer four-year degrees and post secondary institutions that offer two-year degrees and certifications. AVTEC Director Cathy LeCompte: “Being located in Seward is a challenge to make sure everyone knows what’s going on here at AVTEC, but we do train Alaskans in multiple skills and trades. The companies that we work with are very well aware of what we do here.” As a career and technical education center (CTE) AVTEC provides for Alaska’s residents a means to an entry-level career in under a year. Their placement rate for those who complete the programs is over 90% within the year after completion. “A career in less than a year!” is not just their motto, it is a fact for students that apply themselves to the rigors of the training the State provides at AVTEC. For more information and greater knowledge of AVTEC, visit their website (www.avtec.edu) and let us know if you have any questions or would like more information about any of our training programs. 1-800-478-5389.
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20) – The next event on the schedule for the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour will be Thursday at Knoxville Raceway.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start in the July 21 show. Also on the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel card is a $1,000 to win feature for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the 6:15 p.m. drivers’ meeting precedes 7:15 hot laps with racing to follow.The grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for 12 and under.The Dirt Duel will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.Wednesday’s scheduled tour event at Southern Iowa Speedway was rained out.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 167; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, 164; 3. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 161; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 149; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, 148; 6. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 126; 7. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 125; 8. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, 118; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, 96; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 94; 11. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, both 77; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner, and Jacob Murray, Hartford, both 76; 15. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, and Tom Berry Jr., Boone, both 74; 17. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 69; 18. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, 67; 19. Shane DeMey, Denison, 65; 20. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 64.