Career Services Department

Career Services Specialist helping a student
Our experience, and contacts in the community will help guide you in your search for a rewarding career

We’ll Support You Every Step of the Way

At Career Training Academy, we do everything we can to make sure you’re prepared to begin searching for a career. From helping you practice interview techniques to locating job opportunities and brushing-up your education long after you graduate, we’ll be there for you.

Mission

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

Placement Assistance for All Graduates and Students

You’ll feel confident pursuing employment knowing you have the skills to take full advantage of every opportunity. Our experienced Career Services staff will not only use industry contacts to assist in your job search, but will help you write your resume, develop networking techniques, and teach you how to successfully complete an interview.

Our Career Services Team

Career Training Academy has experienced staff that know how to make you desirable to employers. With our Career Services Team supporting you, you’ll be able to pursue your career with confidence.

Let’s get to know them a little better.

Dianne CarrollDianne Carroll
Career Development Specialist
dcarroll@careerta.edu

Dianne Carroll has many years of experience in the Allied Health field as well as over 15 years student Career Development experience within the Allied Healthcare Career School network, 12 of those years with Career Training Academy. Mrs. Carroll is dedicated to preparing students to begin their careers by engaging students early and often through career development opportunities such as campus employer presentations, mock interviews, career fair events, and individual conversations designed to build student confidence and develop professional presence. Mrs. Carroll provides career coaching and advising in one-on-one and small group settings to students to help them become job ready.

April StoneApril Stone
Allied Health Externship Coordinator
astone@careerta.edu

April Stone, CCHT, is CTA’s Allied Health Externship Coordinator overseeing and placing students at externship sites as Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical Assistants, and Medical Billing and Coding Specialists. She assures the activities, job training opportunities, and supervision provided to students in the clinical setting are appropriate as prescribed in the respective allied health program(s). Additionally, Mrs. Stone assists the Career Services department working with graduates seeking professional employment. She is also an instructor for students in the Phlebotomy, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Assistant programs.

 

Jennifer AllenJennifer Allen
Placement Coordinator, Medical Assistant Instructor
jallen@careerta.edu

Ms. Jennifer Allen has been in the medical profession for over 15 years. She spent 13 years working as a Medical Assistant prior to joining Career Training Academy. Ms. Allen is a Medical Assistant Instructor, NCMA Test Prep Instructor, Placement Coordinator, and NCMA Test Coordinator. Jennifer says: “I am very proud of what I have accomplished at Career Training Academy, my students are passing their state certifications, they are getting great jobs and they are enjoying their new career.” As the Placement Coordinator, Ms. Allen maintains recruiting relationships with businesses, non-profits and other organizations and is proactive with regard to furthering CTA student career outcomes for all programs.

Lori Evans
Dental Assistant Program, Externship Coordinator
leavans@careerta.edu

Lori Evans, EFDA, is CTA’s Dental Assistant program Externship Coordinator overseeing and placing students at externship sites as Dental Assistants. Ms. Evans assures the activities, job training opportunities, and supervision provided to students in the clinical setting provide a broad background in the fundamentals of EFDA standards, as well as current dental office practice. She assures the student is placed in an Externship that will provide appropriate experience and enhance classroom learning.

Do You Want to Learn More About How We Can Assist You Pursue Employment?

Please send an e-mail to Jennifer Allen at jallen@careerta.edu to request more information or ask questions about how our Career Services Team can help you.

Our Community Partners

This list is a sampling of the Healthcare professionals that we work with for externship, job shadowing and employment opportunities.  We are contracted with all of the local health systems for externship experiences.

AETNA
Amerisource Bergen
Aspen Dental

Concentra

*
Celtic Health Care
Chestnut Hills Dental

Excela Health

*

Heritage Valley

*
La Vida Massage
Indiana

ACMH

*

Nisar

*

Quest

*

Allegheny

*
Body Bar

Westarm

*

UPMC

*
UP

Gateway

*
Zoll
Massage Envy
  • Citizens Family Health Clinic
  • Advanced Nephrology Association
  • Butler Health System*
  • Katsur Dental

Note: Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

*Denotes Contract for Externship