2017-2018 Catalog

Career Center

The Career Center is a place where students can locate information about educational opportunities, services such as tutoring and financial assistance, career preparation, and job placement. The Career Center is funded, in part, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP). This grant serves tribal members enrolled in the following certificate and/or associate degree programs: Information Technology, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Dental, Nursing and Highway Construction Training. However, Career Center services are available to all SKC students in all disciplines at no cost.

Following is a list of services:

Career Planning

The Career Center administers the Montana Career Information System (MTCIS). This is an Internet based program that will help you determine if you are in the field that best suits you. There are educational requirements and other in-depth details available on hundreds of careers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete an on-line resume for submission to employers in your particular field of study in any area you choose! You may also set up an appointment with the counselor to discuss your career goals, opportunities, and decisions.

Job Search, Placement & Job Placement File

The career staff can help you prepare for the right job with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and portfolios. You may also request a placement file that contains a copy of your resume, cover letter, and reference letters to provide to potential employers as needed, free of charge. The Center maintains bulletin boards with current job listings from tribal, local, state, federal government agencies, and private entities.

Career/Job Fair

SKC, in collaboration with the local job service, hosts an annual Career/Job Fair in the Joe McDonald Health Education Center. This event takes place during winter quarter. Attendees may find part-time, full-time, summer, or internship opportunities offered by a wide range of businesses/organizations.

Cooperative Education

This is a course that applies academic learning at a specific work site through an internship. Students can earn college credit for time spent working. An internship lasts ten weeks and students can take 3 to 12 credits per quarter. Students will be matched with a relevant field of study. A number of tribal, federal, and state organizations, including SKC, provide student placements.

Computer Lab

Nine computers, a typewriter, and a scanner are available for student use in the Center.

Personal Counseling & Referrals

The Center provides limited personal counseling and refers students to social services and other agencies for additional assistance to meet student needs.

Scholarships

A wide variety of scholarships are available through the Career Center. Students can apply for the “SKC scholarship” in BOTH the fall and winter quarters. Tribal and non-Tribal students are eligible to apply if application criteria are met.

Tutoring

The Career Center provides tutors to students upon request to help with academic subjects in all areas. Like all other Career Center services, tutoring is provided at no cost to the student.

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