Hobart Opens New Student Resource Center

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The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has opened a new Student Resource Center (SRC) at its Troy, OH campus to better assist students to find a job upon successful completion of their welding training. The new SRC merges the Employment Assistance Center and Welding Resource Library into a facility that includes significant technology upgrades, a full time staff of three career development professionals, and other amenities designed to better serve both students and prospective employers.
  One of the primary technology enhancements is a large video screen that features a continuous scrolling of open welding job postings and profiles of prospective employers from around the country.  The up-to-date job information is also available to students and alumni through a password protected area of the HIWT website, allowing them to easily find and apply for jobs that meet their interests and qualifications.
  The SRC is staffed by three career development professionals that begin relationships with students in their first weeks on campus, orienting them to the school, and providing counseling on social media issues, resume development, interview skills, successful job search management and proper job search etiquette.  Welding training students are enrolled in either the five month structural welding certification program or the nine month combination structural and pipe welding certification program.  A new group of students arrives on campus every four weeks.
  The new SRC officially opened July 1, 2015 with the beginning of the new academic year.  For more information on HIWT please visit www.welding.org.