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Our Grads Get Jobs

Fox Valley Tech students benefit from a strong track record of job employment. Our study of 2018-19 graduates shows that 94% of our alumni are employed within six months of graduation. Your FVTC education will provide hands-on learning for high-skill occupations that are in demand. Explore all FVTC programs.

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Graduate Employment Facts

  • High graduate employment rate of 94%.

  • Average starting salary of a 2018-19 FVTC graduate is about $43,000 a year.

  • High approval rates indicate 98% satisfaction with an FVTC education. 

  • 80 of FVTC’s degree and diploma programs have 100% graduate employment.

Why do employers hire our grads?

Because they have the necessary skills to do the job! We work closely with area employers to ensure our students are learning the skills needed in today's competitive workplace. In addition to those technical skills, you'll also learn Employability Essentials, the skills and behaviors employers want in the workplace.

Adapt to Change

Anticipate changes and positively respond to them.

Think Critically and Creatively

Apply independent and rigorous reasoning that leads to informed decisions, innovation and personal empowerment.

Work Collaboratively

Work collaboratively with others to complete tasks, solve problems, resolve conflicts, provide information and offer support.

Communicate Effectively and Respectfully

Apply appropriate writing, speaking and listening skills across various settings to engage diverse audiences.

Act Responsibly

Apply ethical standards in both personal and professional behavior.

Explore the current 3-year average salary information report (PDF) for FVTC graduates. Learn more about the employment resources available to FVTC students and graduates. 

For more graduate employment facts, including specific details by program, read our full research report:

2020 Graduate Employment Research Report (PDF)

Employment Connections

Employment services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career. 

Get help with: 

  • Full-and part-time job opportunities 
  • On-campus employer interviews
  • Employment information and resources 
  • Centralized resource for internships
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  • I was hired before I even graduated.

    Jacob Winkel, Electro-Mechanical Technology

  • We know Fox Valley Tech graduates come prepared with the skills they need for the workplace of today and tomorrow.

    Patty Van Ryzin, Bassett Mechanical

  • I never imagined that with an associate degree I could start out with such a great job and such a nice salary.

    Theresa Cross, Accounting

  • Technical positions now pay as much as, and often more than, many jobs which require a four-year degree.

    Steve Farwell, Quality Truck Care Center