Northeast Heavy Construction Academy (HCA) Adds Career Services

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Heavy Construction Academy offers successful career services program for graduates.

HCA, also known as “Northeast Heavy Construction Academy,” is now offering career services for students. When students graduate from Heavy Construction Academy, they can count on more than just having the certification and training they need to enter the construction industry workforce; they’ll have assistance from HCA’s Career Services program, which not only helps students learn about the fundamentals of a job search and obtaining a job, but it can also help land jobs for students upon graduation.

According to HCA, the Career Services program is offered free of charge to any student of HCA, and is available for a lifetime to graduates of the school. Before a student even graduates, they receive guidance and mentoring from the program, learning things like how to create a resume, search for a job, and proper interview skills. Additionally, the Career Services program is constantly on the hunt for jobs that their future graduates, as well as previous graduates, can apply to.

When students graduate from HCA, they receive a helpful packet that includes information on job postings in the student’s area, as well as sample resumes and other documents that they will find helpful in their career search. The student also receives an employment announcement leaflet that has the student’s name, photo, and a prepaid addressed envelope that the student can mail back to HCA to share when they’ve found a job or to share any other opportunities they’ve come across.

HCA reports that as of July, 2011, approximately 70% of HCA graduates are employed in the construction industry. It’s important to note that this number is derived only from the students that have contacted HCA post graduation and shared their employment status, so the numbers are likely to be much higher.

Alex DelVecchio, Training Director at HCA, says that some students are working in the industry within just days after graduating. DelVecchio shared that recently a representative from a local recycling plant, who had hired HCA graduates in the past, reached out to HCA again to receive recommendations for two operator positions the plant had available. “We have already contacted two prospective graduates to apply, both of which were very thankful for the extra effort and thought put into helping them get work,” says DelVecchio.

Northeast Heavy Construction Academy is considered one of the nation’s leading heavy equipment operator training facility, and provides education and training for students who wish to become certified in Heavy Equipment Operation and who wish to gain skills to work in the construction industry. Students are provided with hands on training in a state of the art facility where they actually have the opportunity to use heavy equipment and learn the skills needed to gain entry to the construction industry.

For more information, visit http://www.heavyconstructionacademy.com or contact the school at 1-888-227-3561.

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