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Paige Dawson – Student Highlight

September 6, 2019 | OVCT

Before she decided on Ohio Valley College of Technology, Dental Assisting student Paige Dawson wasn’t sure what college she wanted to attend. She was conflicted and scared as a high school graduate and didn’t think she was ready to go off to a big university. Paige chose OVCT because it was close to home and she could still be around...

Career Fair

August 23, 2019 | OVCT

OVCT was thrilled to spend one of these elusive beautiful summer days hosting over 20 local employers for its 2019 Community Career Fair on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Students and members of the community took full advantage of the sunshine and enjoyed meeting with recruiters and hiring managers from a variety of industries related to their particular programs or career...

How to Enroll for Fall Classes

August 13, 2019 | OVCT

You’ve decided it’s time to make the move into a great career, but where do you begin? What can you do today that will create a better future for you and your family? There are many benefits to earning a college degree, such as gaining valuable skills, expanded career opportunities, and increased job security. At Ohio Valley College of Technology,...

How to Create Your Personal Brand

August 2, 2019 | OVCT

Creating a personal brand can spark the interest of potential employers and put your career on the fast track, but how do you do it? Personal branding allows you to create and maintain a specific image of yourself. Organizations create brands to make themselves known for specific things like having the best product or providing great customer service, and you...

Devin Tallman – Student Highlight

July 24, 2019 | OVCT

OVCT Medical Assisting student Devin Tallman graduated from Oak Glen High School in 2018.  OVCT was Devin’s first college experience!  In Devin’s own words, “As someone who never thought about college in my entire life, and didn’t think I’d make it to 18, I wanted to prove my peers and past relationships wrong, and show them I am going to...

Budgeting 101

July 16, 2019 | OVCT

Budgeting is an important aspect of personal finance. Regardless of how much money you make, you need to know what you’re spending it on and how to plan for the future. There are many benefits to creating and using a budget, such as a better credit score, less debt, and increased long-term financial security, but how do you create an...

A Discussion With Sandy Poynter – Medical Office Administration Program

June 26, 2019 | OVCT

Ohio Valley College of Technology offers a Medical Office Administration program at the campus in East Liverpool, Ohio.  Sandy Poynter, CBCS, CCMA, lead Instructor for the program is a two-time graduate of OVCT in the Medical Office Administration and Medical Assisting programs.  Mrs. Poynter has returned to the college after several years of workforce experience to share her expertise with...

Top 5 Resume Tips to Get Noticed

June 21, 2019 | OVCT

When applying for jobs, it’s more important than ever to have a professional resume that shows recruiters and hiring managers why you’re best for the job. You only get one chance to make a great first impression! Your education, experience, skills, certifications, and achievements should be presented in a professional and easy-to-understand resume, as this can put you a step...

Sierra Warrick – Student Highlight

June 14, 2019 | OVCT

Sierra Warrick, a student at Ohio Valley College of Technology pursuing her Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, was previously enrolled at another university seeking a degree in Business Management.  Sierra wasn’t happy with her experience there.  She felt that classes were too long and that her teachers never made a personal connection with students. Sierra made the decision to attend...

The Value of Short-Term Degrees

May 31, 2019 | OVCT

Short-term college degrees that can be completed in less than 24 months give students the opportunity to complete their education and earn valuable certifications quickly. There are many benefits to earning an associate degree, including starting your career more quickly, earning valuable hands-on certifications, and increased flexibility. Read on to find out exactly why short-term degrees are so valuable! Fast-Track...