Students at NTI Succeed With Real-World, Hands-On Training

Scarborough, ME | June 4, 2014 – As the news continues to circulate on jobs in Maine and what can be done to create higher paying jobs and to keep young people in the state, Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) would like to share a solution that’s resulted in local job creation across multiple industries.

NTI is Maine’s only locally owned & operated career school as well as the state’s only Nationally Accredited truck driving school. Most programs at NTI average tens of thousands of dollars less than many other schools in the state while taking literally a 10th of the time on average to complete. And the big difference between NTI and the rest? JOBS.

Recently, Maine Medical Partners hired 4 graduates from the Clinical Medical Assistant and Medical Office programs, while other graduates have acquired positions at NorDx, Healthport, Orthopedic Associates and Maine Centers for Health.

NTI’s Information Technology (IT) students are securing employment in many cases before they graduate, with current students launching IT careers at Time Warner Cable, Bell Techlogix, Metrocast, and contract work for Google through MarketStar.

NTI has experienced tremendous success placing HVAC/R graduates in heating and refrigeration technician positions throughout the state. Hiring companies include: Atlantic Comfort, Pine State Heating, HVAC Services, Comfort Systems, Fontaine HVAC, Northeast Mechanical, Estes Oil, J. Hannah Mechanical, Gelinas HVAC, and reVision Heat.

At NTI’s Bangor campus, more than 20 recent graduates found employment with regional employers. An additional 12 students were accepted into the externship program at various healthcare organizations where NTI graduates continue to hone their career skills while gaining valuable real-world experience in the medical industry.

In 2013, NTI unveiled its feature rich portal for both students and employers at MyMaineJob.com. Students have their own management tools where they can create an online resume, update their profile, and be searched and recruited. A separate, secured database on the portal is available to employers for posting featured jobs and student externship openings. Employers are also able to browse student profiles and resumes to arrange interviews.

All of NTI’s programs as short as 5 weeks for CDL trucking, and even our IT, Medical, and HVAC programs can be completed in about 6 months or less. All programs lead to national certification (or Licensure) and the school has partnered with and placed their graduates with many of Maine’s top employers in the Medical, IT, HVAC, and transportation industries.

As a career training school, NTI teaches valuable hands-on skills that are in high demand throughout the medical industry. This has helped NTI establish lasting relationships with clinical externship sites at some of the largest medical facilities in the state and laboratories such as NorDx. This externship program provides students with real-world “on-the-job” training which can often lead to employment. Recently, NTI has partnered to create additional externship site opportunities with Central Maine Medical Center and Women to Women in Yarmouth.
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Northeast Technical Institute is a career school with campuses in Bangor and Scarborough. They attract a diverse student base seeking training in highly employable fields like Allied Health, Commercial Drivers’ License, Information Technology and HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration). The school offers job placement assistance (http://www.mymainejob.com), flexible scheduling, and federal financial aid for most programs and for those who qualify. For more information, go to https://www.ntinow.edu.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Thompson, Campus Director
jthompson@ntinow.edu
207-883-5130

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