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Online Education- Is it for me?

Online Education- Is it for me?

Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There i...

Online Education- Is it for me?
AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners

AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners

Are you looking to move from a job to a career?  Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids.  Not sure where to start or how to ...

AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners
Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students

Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students

Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the en...

Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students
Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

Paying for college can turn out to be a scavenger hunt for funds, but when it comes to achieving your goals, nothing should stop you, not even the net cost. Financial resources for college or career t...

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education
If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!

If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!

If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here ar...

If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!
Postsecondary Paths

Postsecondary Paths

It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classr...

Postsecondary Paths
Where is it?

Where is it?

In a locker, in a desk? Maybe my car? Or backpack? Where did I leave the information for that scholarship? Who was I supposed to call back? When is my scholarship application due?It’s the end of...

Where is it?
Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities

Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities

Have you read about registered apprenticeship programs and thought it could be the right education/career pathway for you, but aren’t sure if you have enough skills to be successful in it? Have you w...

Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!

From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before. T...

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!
What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you ...

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them
Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There is more to it than staying in our pajamas all day or any other stereotype people can think of. Let’s look at some quick pros and cons to online education:
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Are you looking to move from a job to a career?  Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids.  Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you?  ACPE and the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS.org) has FREE tools to help you from every angle
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Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the entire college planning process, ACT’s, SAT’s etc. weren’t enough.) But keep in mind, you’re in the home stretch and it’s not as if you are dropping your firstborn off in a basket out in the big RW (Real World.) You are just taking them to college. Never the less, to help with the anxiety here is...
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Paying for college can turn out to be a scavenger hunt for funds, but when it comes to achieving your goals, nothing should stop you, not even the net cost. Financial resources for college or career training are in place to help you effectively pay for your postsecondary education. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on your own financial resource scavenger hunt:
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If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here are the top five reasons to attend an orientation event:
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It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classroom setting; others prefer hands-on training, or a hybrid of both. The questions below are a great way to gauge what postsecondary path aligns with your preferred style of learning.
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In a locker, in a desk? Maybe my car? Or backpack? Where did I leave the information for that scholarship? Who was I supposed to call back? When is my scholarship application due? It’s the end of the school year, there is a lot going on. How will I keep it all straight?
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Have you read about registered apprenticeship programs and thought it could be the right education/career pathway for you, but aren’t sure if you have enough skills to be successful in it? Have you wondered if an occupation you’ve set your sights on and want to pursue as a registered apprentice will be the right fit for you? If you’ve answered yes, the solution to these dilemmas/challenges may be a pre-apprenticeship program, and here are the reasons why.
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From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before. The areas I wish I had assistance with were Admissions, Financial Aid and the Enrollment Process. Although I didn’t have someone to help guide me through the college process, I will try and be THAT person for YOU!
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In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
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