AKCIS

AKCIS Login

Be a part of the AKCIS community! You can get the latest information, learn tips, and get sneak peeks at new functionalities. In addition, get announcements about events & trainings; know about changes and new features as soon as they are released; and communicate with other AKCIS users. The AKCIS listserv is the best way to stay up-to-date with all the latest information.

To join the AKCIS listserv:

1. Go to list.state.ak.us/soalists/akcis/jl.htm.

2. Type in your email address, select the action Join and click Submit Request.
This process will generate a confirmation message that your request has been sent to the server. Check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive the message immediately, and add akcis@list.state.ak.us to your safe senders list if necessary.

If you are a student, job seeker, or educator working with a school or agency that is registered with an active AKCIS account, see the information in About AKCIS for instructions on creating a personal account in AKCIS. If you are not working with a school, agency, or counselor in Alaska - but would like to explore AKCIS to learn more - feel free to log in using your town and Zip Code.

Start Your Plan

Explore, organize, and set your goals.

Students:
Contact your school for your username and password to get started!

Job Seekers:
Use the Log in with your Zip Code link to start today!
District and Agency Account Request Form
Organizations wishing to manage AKCIS usage on the district- or agency-wide level may request a special login, providing them exclusive access to a comprehensive set of tools for managing the content of all of the school accounts enrolled from their organization. Click Here for the Form

Get AKCIS for Your Students or Organization
Become a registered AKCIS site. Access the age-specific site type for your school, Job Center, state agency, community organization or other organization to provide education and career planning resources to Alaskans. ACPE provides grants, in the form of fee waivers, when a site completes an annual Activation and Fee Waiver Agreement form.  Click Here for the Form

About AKCIS

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, makes AKCIS available to all Alaska residents through your school or other local community organization free of charge. AKCIS gives you the tools to plan a successful  future.

Top Features

Customize a personal portfolio


Find a college and training program near you


Find occupations that match your interests


Create a professional resume


Share your portfolio with visitor accounts


Save documents online, such as transcripts and certificates





Login Information

If you are a student, you should initially log in through your school's account.

      

Why?

  • If you are logged in through the correct school, your teachers and counselors can post important messages and reminders to your portfolio.
  • You can have access to class lists and custom activity checklists uploaded by your teachers. This helps you plan your courses more effectively, and complete college and career preparation on time.
  • Your school administrators can help you if you forget your personal username or password.

When will I get a personal username and password?

  • After you log in to AKCIS for the first time under your school's account, you should immediately create a Portfolio. View the Portfolio QuickStart for step by step instructions.
  • When you create your own portfolio, you will create a personal username and password. In the future, you should always use this new username and password to directly log into your AKCIS portfolio.
  • A Portfolio account will allow you to save school and occupation information, assessment results, courses, resume information and more.

How do I log in under my school or agency?

  • Contact your school, and ask a teacher or staff member to give you the username and password for your school's AKCIS account. Log in using the username and password provided to you.

What if my school does not have an AKCIS account?

  • If you are not enrolled in a school with an active AKCIS account, or if you are working with another agency for career and education planning assistance, you can still become an AKCIS user. Simply click on the Zip Code tab just above the login menu on the homepage.  Then select your town, and enter your zip code to get access. 

What if I change schools or graduate and still want to use AKCIS?

  • Easy! Just transfer your portfolio to your new school’s account, or the account for your local job center or other community organization.

If you are unsure whether your school is registered as an AKCIS site, you can check the list of current AKCIS sites If you are still not sure, ask a teacher or school counselor. If they are not a registered AKCIS site, contact akcis@alaska.gov so that AKCIS staff can discuss the benefits of becoming a registered AKCIS site with your school’s staff.

 

If you are a job seeker, you should log in through the local Job Center, community organization, or other agency you are  working with.


Why?

  • If logged in through the correct Job Center, your career counselor can send you important messages and reminders through your portfolio.
  • Logging in under your registered site allows you access to special features connected with that specific site, including custom activity checklists created by that site.
  • Your site administrators can help you, should you forget your personal username and password.

When will I get a personal username and password?

  • After you log in to AKCIS for the first time through the appropriate site, you should immediately create a Portfolio.
  • When you create your own portfolio, you will create a personal username and password. In the future, you should always use this new username and password to directly log in to your AKCIS portfolio.
  • This portfolio will allow you to save occupational information, assessment results, personal files, self-reflections, and resume information.

How do I log in under my Job Center or community organization?

  • Ask the staff at that location to give you the username and password for their AKCIS account; to use the first time you log in.

What if I am not working with a Job Center or other agency?

  • If you are not working with a Job Center or other agency in your community, you can still use AKCIS. Simply click on the Zip Code tab above the login menu on the homepage. Then select your town and enter your zip code to gain access.

If you are unsure whether your Job Center or agency is registered as an AKCIS site, you can check the list of current AKCIS sites. If you are still not sure, ask a counselor or staff member. If they are not a registered AKCIS site, contact akcis@alaska.gov so that AKCIS staff can discuss the benefits of becoming a registered AKCIS site with the staff.

 

Schools, Job Centers, state agencies, community organizations and any other organizations interested in providing education- and career-planning resources to Alaskans can become registered AKCIS sites. ACPE provides grants, in the form of fee waivers, when a site completes an annual Activation and Fee Waiver Agreement form.


To become an AKCIS site, your organization must:

  • Acknowledge AKCIS is a free service to all Alaskans and agree to provide users access to   AKCIS free of charge.
  • When completing this form, make sure to designate a Site Coordinator and Site Administrator.The Site Coordinator is usually a person of authority at the site, such as a school principal or agency manager. The Site Administrator is usually the person in charge of organizing use of the system at the site, such as the lead career counselor.

 

To acquire a District and Agency Account for reporting, your organization must:

  • Acknowledge AKCIS is a free service to all Alaskans and agree to provide users access to AKCIS free of charge.
  • When completing this form, make sure to designate a District Coordinator and District Administrator. The District Coordinator is the person with authority over the account. The District Administrator is the person who will be most frequently using the account. 

A District and Agency account allows your organization to manage all sites and custom content within a school district, agency or other grouping of sites. You will receive a district username and password. Only authorized requests from the organization will be processed.  For assistance in completing this form, or answers to any additional questions please contact the AKCIS Helpline (800) 441-2962 option 3 (465-2962 in Juneau), or email us at akcis@alaska.gov.



Training Information

AKCIS trainings are provided free of charge for active AKCIS sites through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Custom training sessions on topics of your choice can be arranged upon request. Just email us with your request at akcis@alaska.gov.

Request In-Person Training Sessions:

  • ACPE does not guarantee an in-person training session; all local trainings are subject to staff and resource availability.
  • Requestors are expected to actively aid in the recruitment of participants in their community if hosting a training session.
  • Training is provided at no charge; however, ALL training session sites must have internet access and an adequate number of training attendees.
Distance training modules help enhance your skills with this great tool to help students or clients. They are provided online and offered all year. Attendees can register to attend upcoming sessions, and sites may request custom sessions for their staff.

Training Topic: AKCIS Building a Personal Learning and Career Plan (PLCP)

When: August 6th (2:00 - 3:00PM)- REGISTRATION OPEN

Description: AKCIS is a good option for developing and housing a student’s Personal Learning and Career Plan (PLCP). This session walks through saving goals, action plans, exploration, student work, resume information, and assessment results into the AKCIS portfolio. Knowledge of the portfolio tools and their use is required for this session.

Audience: Intermediate



Training Topic: AKCIS Administration Tools: Behind the Portfolio

When: August 13th (2:00-3:00PM) - REGISTRATION OPEN

Description: A full presentation of AKCIS Administration Tools, which allow teachers, counselors, caseworkers, etc. to create portfolios for students remotely, review site usage, assign student activities, and report on student results.

Audience: All



Training Topic: AKCIS Reporting Tools

When: May 6th (3:30-4:30PM) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Description: This presentation will explore the Reporting Tools found in the AKCIS Administration Tools site. Examples will be given on how to use this information for planning.

Audience: Advanced



New Training Sessions:

What is AKCIS? (30 Min.)

This training on AKCIS is designed to introduce features in AKCIS that are beneficial to training attendees. This training is for those who want to learn what career and education resources AKCIS can provide for their clientele. This training is customizable for different groups; students, parents, educators, adult job seekers and supporting staff. For instructions on how to become a site and/or gain access to administrative tools, please sign up for our "5 Steps to Getting Started training."

[BEGINNER]



What's New 2014-2015 (60 min.)

Annually redesigned to provide a quick overview of updated content, new tools and capabilities, as well as answers to specific AKCIS questions.

[INTERMEDIATE]



5 Steps to Getting Started (60 min. )

This training prepares administrative staff to give access to their users and set staff members up with individual accounts. At the end of this training, administrators, users and site staff will be ready to begin the career/education planning process together using the resources and tools in AKCIS.

[INTERMEDIATE]

AKCIS For Middle School: A 6-8th Grade Option (45 min.)

An overview of AKCIS Jr, a version of AKCIS designed for students in grades 6-8, which features a step-by-step plan for working through age-appropriate self-exploration and career planning exercises.

[ALL LEVELS]



Using AKCIS with Adults (60 min.)

An overview of maximizing the use of AKCIS tools with adults, this section reviews the job seeker version of the Career Plan. It also walks through the Job Search section and Resume Creator. Whether you're serving a population interested in a complete career change or those who just need to get the next job, there are tools to help you meet their needs efficiently.

[INTERMEDIATE]



The AKCIS Portfolio (60 min.)

An exploration of the AKCIS portfolio, including how students can create one and begin working with the interactive planning tools. This module covers the sections of the Portfolio: Checklists, Career Plan, Favorites, Sort and Assessment Results, Course Planner, Resume Creator, and Stored Files and Links.

[BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE]



Assessments & Sort (60min.)

A demonstration of the assessments and sorting tools available in AKCIS highlighting all features available for evaluating and working with assessment results.

[INTERMEDIATE]



Sharing through the AKCIS Portfolio (30 min.)

An overview of the ways students and staff can share portfolio content with others. This session covers Visitor Accounts, Parent Accounts, Advisor Accounts and 2-Way Messaging.

[INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED]



Building In-Depth Online PLCPs (60 min.)

AKCIS is a good option for developing and housing a student’s Personal Learning and Career Plan (PLCP). This session walks through saving goals, action plans, exploration, student work, resume information, and assessment results into the AKCIS portfolio. Knowledge of the portfolio tools and their use is required for this session.

[ADVANCED]



Administration Tools: Behind the Portfolio (60 min.)

A full presentation of AKCIS Administration Tools, which allow teachers, counselors, caseworkers, etc. to create portfolios for students remotely, review site usage, assign student activities, and report on student results.

[ADVANCED]



Building Custom Activity Checklists (90 min.)

An overview of the new updated Checklists feature. This feature allows site administrators to create site-specific checklists of activities for portfolio users to complete both within and outside of AKCIS.

[ADVANCED]



  • NOTE: Special training sessions on topics of your choice can be arranged upon request. For more information or to request training services, contact the AKCIS Helpline at (800) 441-2962 option 3 (465-2962 in Juneau) or email your request to akcis@alaska.gov.


Optional Products & Order Forms

Optional products available through AKCIS require a separate order form and fee. These orders are processed through intoCareers and activated for your specific registered AKCIS site.  ACPE does not process payment for these orders.

IDEAS™ Assessment

IDEAS™ (Interest, Determination, Exploration and Assessment System) Electronic Interest Inventory. This assessment can be purchased through intoCareers and activated for any active AKCIS account.  Upon activation, this 128-item, self-scoring Assessment is fully integrated with AKCIS and users from that location can begin using the assessment. **Note:  The IDEAS™ Assessment is being provided to Alaska Statewide Public Schools by the Department of Education & Early Development, Division of Career & Technical Education. Contact (877) 269-7974 for more details.

Purchase Instructions

To request and pay for any of this additional product, fill out an Order Form and return it to 5258 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403-5258.



AKCIS Help Center

(800) 441-2962 option 3

(465-2962 in Juneau) or email your request to akcis@alaska.gov.



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FREE to All Alaskans!

The Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) is a free resource available to Alaska residents. AKCIS is made possible through a partnership between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD).


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