Job Club meets twice a week for 1 period, (Hour and a half) alternating between the morning and afternoon periods. Students who are actively paticipating in Job Placement activities are strongly encoursaged to attend the helpful sessions in order to bolster their individual interviewing skills. The Job Club schedule is below:
In addition to our extensive hands-on job specific skills training, our Pre-employment/work maturity (employability enhancement) curriculum component teaches students the necessary skills involved with identifying and responding to job openings.This will entail work in resume and cover letter preparation, using employment opportunity sources and industry referrals. Included in this phase of the curriculum is proper conduct during an interview, application preparation, employment advancement opportunities, development of good work habits and attendance, proper attire for employment, customer relations and job retention skills.
There are many positions with various Electronic Business Equipment/ Photocopier, Building Trades and Telecommunications companies available to successful completers of this program.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE STUDENTS A PERMANENT POSITION AS AN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT/PHOTOCOPIER, ELECTRICIANS HELPER, PLUMBERS HELPER, BUILDING MAINTAINERS OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN.HOWEVER, EVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO PLACE EACH GRADUATE AS A TECHNICIAN, REPAIR/SERVICE PERSON OR INSTALLER, IN TRAINING RELATED FIELD.
This institution maintains an active Placement Counselor who will list known vacancies and help the students in obtaining an interview with employers.All of our students will be provided individualized assistance with job development and placement by the Placement Counselor.This will consist of the development of job search skills such as labor market research, resume and cover letter preparation, establishing interviews, group testing by local companies and job appearance training.Our Placement Counselor works throughout the training program scheduling interviews and guest speakers from various local companies to afford our students additional training related employment opportunities.We will use mass mailings of "Open House" invitations and "Graduation Announcement Cards", alerting local businesses of our training program, completion dates and the availability of quality trained entry-level technicians.In addition we also use phone contact and personal company visits to continuously increase our company contact listings.
We realize that the only true measure of success for a training program is its ability to help students in getting training related employment.As such, we place an extraordinary amount of time and effort into this part of our program.The Placement Counselor on an individual basis provides additional student support.He is primarily responsible for providing the necessary assistance to insure that once a student is enrolled, he or she will complete the program and obtain a good job.
QBITTI uses input from various companies in each industry to establish the competency of our training programs.We have established Industry Advisory Boards within our school region that periodically review our curriculum to insure that it addresses the requirements and desired outcomes for satisfactory job placement.
The overall goal of our training is to give students the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to help them get positions as entry-level technicians/laborers.We offer students a variety of occupational skills specifically tailored to industry entry-level job requirements.
Our experience shows that students will probably obtain a position that is long term, full time (at least 35 hours/week) and that offers a benefits package to the employee.We have operated similar technician training programs nationwide since 1979.During that time we have established excellent relationships throughout the country, and the tri-state region with more than 250 office automation equipment, telecommunications, cable and alarm companies, and Building Trade employers.These relationships have been instrumental in our ability to project the future work force needs for specific areas and obtain entry-level job opportunities for our graduates.
One of the most effective approaches we use in placement is to start early.We generally begin the job interview and/or placement process two to four weeks before graduation depending on the level of preparation of the individual student.Our school will provide continuous placement assistance to all students.As mentioned, we will use an "Open House" for introducing employers and students in an open and neutral environment.We promote these business/social events with the mailing of "Open House" invitations periodically.
Additionally, we distribute "Graduation Announcement Cards," to local businesses alerting them of our training programs completion dates, and the availability of quality trained entry-level technicians.We do this to create interest in students by potential employers and to make them aware of our graduation dates so that we can begin to schedule interviews.Our Placement Counselor contacts the local employers using a variety of methods including cold calls, job fairs, open houses, referrals from existing clients and classified advertisements.Our staff will contact these additional local employers by mail, telephone, and in person before, during and after the program.These procedures are employed to ensure that the companies will schedule their work force hiring practices around our program.
Once our placement staff identifies a job opening, the interview process begins.At this point our staff will begin sending students out on interviews.Since our placement staff has helped in developing job interviews, students will have as much information as possible regarding the company that they are seeing.This information will include: the name of the company, its address, the person to see for the interview, the salary range, the type of position, potential start date of employment, the type of system/equipment used or sold by the company and a brief history of the employer.We have found that providing this information to students when they go on an interview has increased their success rate tremendously.
After an interview, our staff will confer with both the employer and the student to learn the reasons for success or failure.This feedback is used as a vital means of reviewing and improving our program.We are pleased that employers in the field recognize our training programs as a priority source for new hires.Companies frequently make presentations to our classes and contact us for recruitment purposes.We believe that this reflects well for QBITTI to foster positive linkages with the business community.In addition, former students placed with related firms in the area often help us to establish contact with their new employers.We will continue to foster these relationships in our job development and placement efforts