The Alaska Postsecondary Access & Completion Network (AlaskaCAN)


Alaska’s Economy is Driven by a Trained and Educated Alaskan Workforce


Advocating for Alaskans to Pursue Postsecondary Workforce Development Pathways


Accessible  |  Collaborative  |  Connected  |  Diverse  |  Equitable  |  Inclusive  |  Relevant



AlaskaCAN envisions a future in which it is Alaska’s recognized strategic partner, supporting an equitable statewide culture in which all Alaskans have access to meaningful postsecondary workforce pathways. As Alaska’s recognized strategic partner, AlaskaCAN is a knowledgeable guide, respected convener, and trusted resource in a culture shift based on acknowledging and sharing the value of postsecondary, workforce-connected learning, wherever and however it is accomplished.




  • PRIORITY – Be Alaska’s Trusted and Valued Convener of Education and Workforce Partners: Convening Alaska’s many strategic partners across the wide range of education and workforce pathways, beyond college and formal credentialing, and the significant impact on both Alaskans and a thriving Alaskan economy.
  • PRIORITY – Develop Strategic Partnerships: Focused on bringing real, positive, lasting impacts to Alaska’s workforce – partnerships that engage AlaskaCAN members, industry stakeholders, school districts, Alaska’s colleges, universities, and training centers, workforce development organizations and professionals, and State Agencies, among many others.
  • PRIORITY – Build Awareness: Outreach and advocacy for all Alaskans to understand the importance of completing education and workforce pathways for themselves, their families, their communities, and Alaska’s economic health – and that organizations and institutions supporting postsecondary workforce pathways are aligned in addressing systemic barriers to, and opportunities for, increasing access and ensuring completion.
  • PRIORITY – Grow AlaskaCAN’s Organizational Sustainability: A high performing, representative AlaskaCAN Board is overseeing the sustainable growth of the organization, engagement of members, development of solid human resources capacity, and improving long-term financial stability.