All students have the right to know:
- The School’s licensing agencies
- The School’s programs, facilities and faculty
- The cost of attending the Institute
- The financial assistance available
- How the Financial Assistance Office determines the student’s financial situation.
- How to submit appeals under various school policies
- The School’s method of determining satisfactory academic progress and how it affects the student’s financial aid eligibility
All students have the following responsibilities:
- To review and consider all aspects of the School program before enrolling
- To provide additional documentation, verification, correction, etc. as requested by the School or agency
- To read, understand and keep copies of all forms received
- To notify the School of any change in their financial circumstances
- To notify the School of a name or address change
- To understand the School’s satisfactory academic progress policy
- To understand the School’s refund policies
- To sign all required diploma statements
The School provides job search assistance to graduates in good standing for as long as the graduate continues to cooperate and work with the School. The School cannot and does not promise or guarantee employment upon graduation. Embarking on a course of education typically enhances one’s thinking and potential productivity. The concentrated programs offered at the Institute require a significant commitment of time and effort. There is also the risk that, due to market fluctuations, personal issues or other factors, some graduates are unable to find employment in their field of training within a time frame that is acceptable to them. Therefore, they elect to pursue other career options; some use their training indirectly and some do not. At the outset, no one believes that (s) he/she will be one of the group that does not find employment in his/her chosen field. However, any student, regardless of background or competence, may fail to become employed.
Job search assistance will be in the form of some or all of the following:
- Interviewing skills seminars
- Resume preparation seminars
- Job search techniques seminars
- Interviewing scheduling
In some occupations, many jobs start part-time, averaging 20 to 25 hours per week, with an opportunity to progress to or change employment to a job that is full-time. Approximately one-third of the students who are employed after graduating from the Caribbean Infinity Institute start out part-time. Some remain part-time and some move to full-time positions.
Finding employment is a joint effort between the student and the school. The student must agree to cooperate with the career services advisor and/or School staff in conducting a job search including providing a resume, participating understood that the effort it takes to find a job upon completion of the program is equal to that of the program itself. In order to maximize chances for success, students must commit to a reasonable time frame to complete the job search process, which typically takes several months beyond graduation. During this time, the student should maintain regular weekly contact with the school.
It should also be understood that a potential employer may consider a job applicant’s attitude, grades, attendance, and personal performance on an interview, work background, educational background and other in tangible factors in determining whether or not to hire the applicant.
The Institute’s programs are comprehensive in nature and are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions. An entry-level position usually entails additional training to learn further skills and protocols specific to that position. Normally an applicant for an entry-level position, in order to secure such employment, must adopt a “get your foot in the door” approach by maintaining flexibility with regard to salary, hours, location and potential relocation.
Orientation of New Students
Orientation is conducted prior to the beginning of each course as a means of introducing new students to the Institute and the online component. During this orientation, members of the administration familiarize students with the diploma course selected and explain academic policies and school regulations regarding the diploma course.
The Education Department provides individual assistance and advisement to students with academic problems in particular areas. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their instructors to work on any specific problem they may be having in their program. This will be dependent on the instructor’s availability.
The school’s Resource Center provides current electronic reference materials, videos and journals for student use. Terms of operation have been scheduled to allow coverage of all class sessions.
Graduates should contact the Principal well in advance of a program start to ascertain if spots are available in a course and should undertake orientation sessions on any new equipment to be used.