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College & Career Training in Alaska

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!

The start of yet another college/training school year is upon us.

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!
Choices: Choosing a Program of Study

Choices: Choosing a Program of Study

You have choices. In everything you do, you have choices.When it comes to education and training after high school the biggest choice is what to study or your program of study.

Choices: Choosing a Program of Study
Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Next steps and options for PK-8 students as we prepare for the next school year

Where Do We Go From Here?
What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training

What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training

As you enjoy the final weeks of summer, make sure to prepare for your transition to college or training - whether you're returning or starting for the first time.

What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training
AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking

AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking

AlaskaCAN believes that by increasing the number of Alaskans with credentials, we will build the competitive workforce Alaska’s employers need, encourage economic development for Alaska, and strength...

AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking
What is a Career Plan?

What is a Career Plan?

The future may be uncertain, but a career plan puts you in charge of your future. The best way to predict your future is to plan it, and the AKCIS Career Plan will get you started. In Career Plan, you...

What is a Career Plan?
College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade

College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade

Preparing for College & Careers Begins Earlier Than Many Realize

College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade
Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead

Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead

With the occurrence of the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2021, the summer season officially arrived. As you take in the Alaska midnight sun and all the Last Frontier has to offer, remember to plan fina...

Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead
ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives

ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives

There are many reasons why Alaska’s high school graduates may not pursue postsecondary education or career training immediately after high school. Some may still belief that it is unnecessary; s...

ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives
Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration

Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration

Students of all ages should use summer months to explore their interests

Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration
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Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet throughout your college life but a few key people to keep in mind as you start your journey include the following:
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It's finally time to say your goodbyes and head to your new “home” for the next x-amount of years. You get there and the homesickness settles in. Homesickness can make the experience of moving away nerve-wracking, but it may not be home you miss, but rather what is familiar to you. I have a few tips to help you overcome homesickness:
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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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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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What will your lifestyle look like when you finish postsecondary education and training? Will you be living in a house or apartment, eating out every night, riding a bike, going on vacations around the world? Your plans now will affect the choices available later. It’s hard to plan without really mapping out what you want your life to look like. Use the Reality Check budgeting assessment to see if your education plans meet the lifestyle you have in mind.
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If you’ve heard and read about apprenticeships, you may have gotten hooked and feel that it could be the path for you. “But where do I start?” – you’ve asked yourself. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
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Have you ever thought that pursuing postsecondary education would mean making money instead of borrowing it to be able to study? Have you ever heard of a training program that not only equips you with book knowledge, but also with a set of very specific skills, where you had to apply the knowledge you learned from books; and, on top of that, pays you to do so?! Sounds almost too unrealistic to be true, but it is and you’d better believe it! It’s called APPRENTICESHIP, and if I were you, I woul...
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Did you know that you could become a fully credentialed Merchant Mariner before you graduate high school? AVTEC’s Young Mariner Training Program introduces high school students to the exciting maritime industry, and assists them in developing the basic skills essential to their success and safety as a Mariner.
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For Alaska students the FAFSA is your application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) as well as other scholarships and grants. High school students can earn the APS by meeting the curriculum requirements on this check list (download here) as well as by test score. To apply for the APS with the FAFSA you must list at least one Alaska school as a place you are interested in attending.
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Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than ...
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