Spotlight on Job Placement Assistance at CTA

Career Training Academy Expresses Dedication to Student and Graduate Success

Mission: The Career Services Department provides career related education, experiential learning, professional development, and post-graduate opportunities for the benefit of students and alumni.

Career Services & Placement Assistance

Graduation is only the first step in a rewarding career. The Career Services staff at Career Training Academy is here to help you take that next step and transition you from the classroom to the workplace. Our experience and contacts in the community will help guide you in your search for a rewarding career.

To help you prepare you for the next step, the Career Services staff will assist you in job search skills, resume writing, networking techniques and interviewing skills.  Career Training Academy can’t guarantee employment for graduates, but the Career Services staff will work hard to help you find employment leads, prepare you to put your best foot forward, and then help you get job interviews. It’s up to you to take initiative and follow through with the employment process, but we will support you every step of the way.  Career Services and job placement assistance continues to be available for all alumni.

Dianne Carroll, Director of Career Services

Dianne Carroll, Director of Career Services
Mrs. Carroll has many years of experience in the Allied Health field as well as over 14 years’ student Career Development experience within the Allied Healthcare Career School network, 10 of those years with Career Training Academy. She is dedicated to helping graduates find the right position to begin their careers.



Ms. Kristy Graff, Externship Administrator, Career Services Associate

Kristy Graff
Ms. Graff, a Graduate of Career Training Academy, and a NCMA certified Medical Assistant herself, oversees Career Training Academy’s Externship program. She is also the facilitator of the UPMC POWRR Program. Ms. Graff also is very dedicated to our grads and works extremely hard on placing them into great positions.



Mrs. Emma Lee Hartle, CPRW

Mrs. Hartle, is a seasoned Career Coach with outstanding expertise in resume writing developed through many years’ experience and consistent updated training through the Professional Association of Resume Writers/Career Coaches. Mrs. Hartle works individually with students on how to highlight their education, skills and past work experience into a professional resume as well as interview coaching.


The Career Services Department hosts various speakers, employers and workshops throughout all three campuses.  This summer we welcome Three Rivers Hospice and the therapy dogs for an informative program about the benefits of pet therapy.

Career Training Academy will also be sponsoring NCCT and MBLEx test prep workshops across the three campuses to assure preparedness among our graduates.

Ms. Graff will be conducting the UPMC POWRR workshop at the Monroeville Campus on June 10th and UPMC will be present at the certification workshop on June 24th.


Below is a sampling of the Health Care professionals that we work with for externship, job shadowing and employment opportunities. We are proudly contracted with all of the local health systems for externship experiences.

Allegheny Health Network *
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital*
Butler Health System*
Excela Health*
Heritage Valley Health System*
WestArm Therapy & Nursing*
Gateway Hospice*
Quest Diagnostics*
Nisar Health and Human Services*
The Body Bar
Massage Envy
University of Pittsburgh Dental School
Lavida Spa
Chestnut Hills Dental
Aspen Dental
Katsur Dental

*Denotes Contract for Externship

For more information on hiring, externship opportunities, or graduate/alumni placement, please contact Dianne Carroll, or Kristy Graff, or by phone:  724-337-1000

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