Career Center


NWTC Career Center provides testing services to potential students to assist in making appropriate program placement according to students interest and abilities.   The Career Center also administers Certification Tests in specific occupation program areas. Detailed information follows below.

Assessments

The NWTC Career Center administers ACT WorkKeys in the subject areas of Reading Information, Mathematics, and Locating Information and utilizes okcareerguide.org for additional assessments. Please let Student Services know if you have assessments from another educational institution that may be used.  All assessment results are individually interpreted upon completion.

A complete assessment will take approximately 2 – 3 hours.  Please allow ample time to complete your assessment. If you are not satisfied with your assessment results or need remediation in academic skills before enrollment at NWTC, you may request to retest. Re-testing may be subject to a fee for each re-test administration. 

The Career Center is an extension of all Northwest Technology Center full-time programs. The center is designed to support students in CareerTech education by providing assistance in basic as well as advanced skills for their specified training program.

Assistance to Students

  • Providing Extra Help in Math and Reading
  • Providing One-on-One Assistance for Program Skills
  • Providing Job Readiness Training and Resumes

Each NWTC campus houses Career Center to assist students in advancing their skills.  Visits to the Career Center are a scheduled part of program coursework at NWTC. The Career Center offers computer programs and personalized instruction designed to teach the student entry-level skills or to advance in a chosen field of expertise.  All students have access to the Career Center computer lab which provides job readiness throughout the school year. Each student will prepare a resume, complete sample job applications and participate in a mock interview scenario.

Through self-paced, customized programs, the Career Center provides assistance in math, science, reading, language, basic competencies, computer education, pre-employment and work maturity skills, resume writing, portfolio building, job application procedures, and personal finance.  Students develop a plan of study for their future and have the opportunity to earn a Career Readiness Certificate through ACT WorkKeys testing.

The Career Center is also available in the evening for industry and community use. Various programs can be adapted for employees to use in the job setting. Additional information may be obtained by calling your local NWTC Campus.

Employment Services

Resumes created in the Career Center are maintained online through OK Career Guide and are available to students after they leave NWTC. The Career Center staff is also available to students after they complete their training at NWTC for job search support.

Northwest Technology Center believes in taking a personal interest in each student. At NWTC we have high expectations for our students and we strive to provide the support to help them achieve that expectation.

Job Genius – 8 videos mapping out a career pathway to jobs. Provided by Express Employment Professionals.

 1. Introduction

2. Job Market Forecast

3. Finding Job Opportunities

4. Your Resume

5. The Interview

6. After the Interview

7. Career Pathing

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8. Conclusion

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Career Center Coordinator at the campus closest to you.

Mrs. Amy McClure, Alva Career Center Coordinator, may be contacted by phone at 580.327.0344 or by email at amcclure@nwtech.edu.

Mrs. Kay Koehn, Fairview Career Center Coordinator, may be contacted by phone at 580.227.3708 or by email at kaykoehn@nwtech.edu.