Skip to Main Content

Search NewsCenter

Top Stories

Student Spotlight: James Reider

Student Spotlight: James Reider

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate

Career Program: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate

Student Name: James Reider

Age: 51
Hometown: Appleton

Current Residence: Grand Chute
Attended FVTC: April 2009 through May 2012

Why did you choose the AODA Counseling Program?
After becoming a displaced worker from the New Page Kimberly mill, I knew I needed to go back to school. I had the opportunity to serve the community for over 30 years through the Grand Chute Fire Department and Mission Home, and the AODA program would allow me to continue serving people in our community.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
The way a counselor cares about their clients, their profession and educating students to become counselors. They are very passionate about what they do. And even though they are strapped for time, they are always willing to make time to help others and pass on their knowledge. The AODA counselor really cares about people in our community.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
I looked at different programs throughout the technical college system in the state; I learned that Fox Valley Tech’s AODA program was so well set up to continue to work towards a bachelor’s degree. After meeting with the program advisor and seeing his passion for his profession, the school, the program, and his students, the decision was easy. He cared so much about what was going on with me and my family. This made me realize that was the career that I wanted to do!

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
I hope area school districts will see the need for having an AODA counselor in the school district. This would give me the opportunity to work with students, and also educate parents about substance abuse in our community. If our children are the future, we owe it to them to be able to overcome these problems and become successful adults. We need to make those tools available to them at the middle school and high school levels.

FVTC President's Blog


New This Week

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Engineering Student Earns National Scholarship

Engineering Student Earns National Scholarship

Jun 6, 2017

Eric Kovacevich, a student in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, received a ...

BizSquad Students Lend Skill to Local Firms

BizSquad Students Lend Skill to Local Firms

May 22, 2017

The Business division at Fox Valley Technical College hosted its 6th BizSquad Report as ...

Franz Named Alumni of the Year

Franz Named Alumni of the Year

Apr 20, 2017

Fox Valley Technical College has named City of Oshkosh Fire Chief Tim Franz as its 2017 Alumni ...

Featured Photos

Featured Videos

Spring 2017 Focus Magazine

It's all about employability in the latest issue of Focus magazine, with features highlighting students, alumni & employers in Accounting, IT, Automation and much more.

Spring 2017 Focus Magazine

Upcoming Events

19 Aug 2017

Public Safety Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Public Safety Training Center

Public Safety Day

Join us for this free family-friendly event! Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

21 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017

Explore Starting a Business, Appleton

6-9 p.m. | D.J. Bordini Center | Appleton Campus

Explore Starting a Business, Appleton

Monday, Aug. 21 | This complimentary session provides an inside look at what it takes to launch a small business.

Calendar

«August 2017»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
303112
8/2/2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
74449

Campus Tour: Manufacturing, Public Safety, Transportation

Come check out Fox Valley Technical College this summer.

Read more
34
8/4/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5
678
8/8/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
72101

Explore Intellectual Assets

Come and learn about the development of intellectual assets in business development on Tuesday, August 8 at 6-9 p.m. 

Read more
9101112
131415
8/15/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
72100

Explore Intellectual Assets

Come and learn about the development of intellectual assets in business development on Tuesday, August 15 at 6-9 p.m. 

Read more
16
8/16/2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
71150

Explore the Fab Lab, Appleton

Wednesday, August 16, 4-5:30 p.m., D.J. Bordini Center | Come see what the FVTC Fab Lab has to offer.

Read more
171819
8/19/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
50473

Public Safety Day

Join us for this free family-friendly event! Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more
2021
22
8/21/2017 - 8/23/2017
23
8/21/2017 - 8/23/2017
242526
272829303112
3456
9/6/2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
72053

Explore Starting a Business, Waupaca

Wednesday, Sept. 6 | This complimentary session provides an inside look at what it takes to launch a small business.

Read more
789

FVTC Social Media

Connect With Us banner

FVTC eConnect Newsletter Sign-up








CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above: