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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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We can all agree that college is not cheap. Figuring out a clear plan for you to achieve the goal of finishing takes a great deal of time, energy, and finances. Choosing how to invest your money is something to seriously think about, especially when life happens. Did you know that more than half of people who start a college or training program do not finish? If you fall into that category, or know someone who does, we encourage you to try again. Here’s why:
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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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You completed the FAFSA, you received the Student Aid Report (SAR), now what? Many students aren’t aware but one out of three students will be selected for verification, and if you are chosen don’t worry, its routine.  Verification is to ensure that the information is accurate, because people are human and mistakes can happen.  Simply putting down the wrong birthday, social security number, or putting tax information in the wrong box can make it difficult for financial aid offices to give you ...
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Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You did it! I am sure that this senior year was not what you expected for your last semester in high school and there may be some unknown waters ahead, such as your postsecondary education plans. A lot is in the air, and one option I hear in the news and with my colleagues is deferring your enrollment. I am hoping that this blog post helps you explore some of your deferment options.
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. However, moving forward, does an online education fit your learning style? Is it the best option for you? I am sure some of you have figured out that 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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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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Whenever I present on postsecondary options, I always start by explaining what I mean by “postsecondary education” – any educational program after high school or GED such as: workforce skills & career training, vocational/technical program, apprenticeships, associate & bachelor degrees, or military career/ROTC.
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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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Being the first to do anything can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Well, that’s how I felt my senior year in high school, especially since I was a first generation college student .
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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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