Programs & Opportunities

Education & Training Opportunities in Alaska

There are so many education and training resources available that at times it can feel overwhelming.

We have done our research and compiled a list of excellent programs and opportunities that you can sort through based on where you are at currently, or where you are looking to be with your education and/or training in the future.

Please utilize the options in the dropdown menu to easily find programs best suited for your interests.

A College Education Pays Off: New College Board Report

College education linked to higher pay, upward mobility, improved health outcomes, and greater civic involvement.

ABC of Alaska

ABC of Alaska offers Apprenticeship Programs in: Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Insulating, Laborer, Pipe-Fitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and Sprinkler Fitting.

ACPE Success Center – Postsecondary Planning Assistance

The ACPE Success Center offers services virtually through Zoom, email, and telephone to help you plan your postsecondary education

ACT Workforce Solutions

Our mission is to help create thriving workforce ecosystems that foster economic growth. From ACT WorkKeys to WorkKeys Curriculum and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), ACT offers leading workforce development solutions for businesses and communities.

AKCIS Junior – 5th-8th grade

AKCIS Jr. is a free, interactive, web-based education and career planning tool which helps students in grades 5-8 identify their interests, explore career pathways, and begin to make their own Personal Learning and Career Plans.

Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association

The Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association (AATCA) is composed of the Joint Administered Training Committee’s (JATC’s) of more than 16 different union construction crafts. The JATC’s engage in providing quality training for the majority of construction apprentices in Alaska.

Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

The Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) are academic and community-based partnerships engaged in primary care workforce engagement, training and recruiting, and retaining activities to improve the distribution, diversity, supply and quality of healthcare personnel in Alaska.

Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)

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).

Alaska Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving, and innovating to better serve the country’s needs. CTE is preparing students of all ages to help drive America’s success and vitality. Further, it is creating an educational environment that integrates core academics with real-world relevance

Alaska College & Career Advising Corps

ACAC, a program sponsored by ACPE, provides training and resources to partners across the state who are committed to developing a postsecondary education culture and helping Alaska's students access and benefit from postsecondary education and career training.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) promotes access to and success in education and acreer training beyond high school. ACPE offers free resources for all Alaskans including: student financial aid like the Alaska Performance Scholarship, Alaska Education Grant, and supplemental student education loans, financial aid literacy resources, planning guidance, K-8 classroom curriculum, and he college & career planning platform AKCIS.

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

Mission: An excellent education for every student every day.

Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development Apprenticeships

Registered Apprenticeships are helping more than 225,000 employers across the country reduce employee-training costs, increase employee knowledge and loyalty, and keep pace with advancing technology.

Alaska Education Grant

The Alaska legislature created the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. The grant is funded through the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund, a source of long-term funding for the AEG program.

Alaska Education Grant

The Alaska legislature created the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska.

Alaska Middle College School

Alaska Middle College School (AMCS) is a collaboration between the Anchorage School District and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology

In brief, ANCAP seeks to address behavioral and mental health issues and promote wellness among Alaska Native communities.

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

Alaska Occupational Forecast 2012 to 2022

Occupational data by industry in Alaska.

Alaska Performance Scholarship

Administered by ACPE, the Alaska Performance Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for Alaska high school graduates. This three-tiered scholarship is based on GPA, test scores, and completing a rigorous high school curriculum.

Alaska Research and Analysis – Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Labor trends as identified by the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska Safety Alliance Explore Careers

The Alaska Safety Alliance works with employers to help Alaskans find the training they need to be great employees in Alaska’s process industries, from oil and gas to maritime to construction.

Alaska Safety Alliance Job Board

The Alaska Safety Alliance works with employers to help Alaskans find the training they need to be great employees in Alaska’s process industries, from oil and gas to maritime to construction.

Alaska Works Partnership

Alaska Works Partnership can help you connect to free training, education, apprenticeship, and careers in Alaska’s construction industry. Alaska Works puts Alaskans in Alaska jobs first. We find motivated applicants, provide the best training, and guide participants toward trade career opportunities. We also team with local partners, employers, communities, and regional organizations in various capacities.

Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education

WWAMI is a collaborative medical school among universities in five northwestern states, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine. is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.

AVTEC Related Studies Program

AVTEC's Related Studies Program (RSP) provides training materials to persons enrolled in apprenticeship programs to aid them as they progress through the various levels of a typical apprenticeship program.

Big Future | Preparing for College Early

Planning for college doesn't have to be stressful. The College Board offers tools can help you find the right school for you.


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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Early Career Explorers – FREE Downloadable Classroom Resources (PK-4)

Early Career Explorers educational resources incorporate career exploration alongside traditional subjects. By incorporating career exploration into standard elementary curriculum, students build a strong foundation to better understand the importance of academics, extracurricular activities, and healthy study habits as it relates to future career goals.

Finish College AK

Are you one of the 120,000 Alaskans with some college but no degree? Let Finish College Alaska through the University of Alaska Southeast help you graduate with our flexible online learning and outstanding student support.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community.

I Know I Can – 2nd Grade FREE Early College & Career Exploration e-Book and Activities

Designed to spark youngsters to begin their own career exploration, the I Know I Can story draws the connection from elementary classroom education to higher education and careers. In partnership between ACPE and Alaska529, I Know I Can sends the message that college is possible, and encourages young children and their families to start thinking about college and careers early.

Ilisagvik College

Iḷisaġvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.

Kids2College – 5th/6th Grade FREE Early College & Career Exploration Digital Resources

In a partnership between ACPE and Alaska529, this early college & career exploration program is designed for students between 5th-8th grade. The free 6-lesson curriculum helps students explore the many different forms of postsecondary education, identify career interests, build personal learning and career plans, and understand the steps they can take in middle and high school to better prepare themselves for college and career success.

Alaskans – Learn about the FAFSA

ACPE, US Department of Education Federal Student Aid (FSA), and postsecondary professionals from colleges & universities across Alaska have teamed up to deliver one centralized location for you to access the information and resources necessary to COMPLETE THE FAFSA!

Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska’s Schools

Earn your teaching degree at the University of Alaska Southeast with PITAAS.

Process Technology Degree Program

Become a process operator and expect challenging work, excellent pay and high employability and be ready for the next big boom!

Rural Alaska Honors Institute

Since 1983, RAHI has been giving rural and Alaska Native students an unforgettable crash course in college success. At RAHI, students earn up to 11 college credits in six weeks and learn how to thrive academically by experiencing life on campus, building self-confidence, and developing a state-wide community to carry with them throughout their lives.

SERRC – Alaska’s Educational Resource Center

SERRC's diverse programs support the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's goal of an "excellent education for every student every day," for students of all ages. SERRC staff are up-to-date on best practices and state-of-the-art technologies in education and education support.

Stay on TRACK

The “Stay on TRACK” awareness campaign calls students’ attention to the fact that they must make conscious choices in order to graduate in time.

Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

The Alaska AHEC: Preparing Alaskans for Training in Health (PATH) Camps & Academies

Each of the Alaska AHEC centers have staff dedicated to recruiting Alaskans into health careers and supporting students of all ages and paths on their educational journey.

The Alaska Reads Act

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the 150+ communities working with the Campaign are dedicated to narrowing the gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers.

The Condition of Education

This website that has reports references, videos on the state of education in the United States.

The University of Alaska Anchorage, Care Team

The UAA Care Team's promotes safety and student support to educate the campus community on identification and referral of student behavior that is distressful, disruptive, or concerning through the use of a multidisciplinary group that serves as a centralized coordination system.

Tracking the Nation’s Progress Toward Goal 2025, Lumina Foundation

We want to ensure that, by 2025, a system exists that is easy to navigate and has helped 60 percent of Americans earn credentials that prepare them for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

TRIO Student Support Services UAF

The mission of Student Support Services (SSS) at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is to increase the academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities.

UA Scholars Program

The UA Scholars Award is a $12,000 scholarship (total) for students in the top ten percent of their Alaska high school class, identified at the end of the junior year of high school.

UAA Financial Aid

Many students and families are facing challenging and uncertain times and we hope you will reach out to us if you need any financial aid support or advice. It is our goal to assist you in a timely manner and to the best extent possible by providing accurate information so you can make informed decisions about your college funding options.

UAF Upward Bound*

The goal of the Upward Bound College Bound program is improving the graduation rates of high school students and increasing the number of UB College Bound graduates who enter colleges and universities.

University of Alaska Scholarships

Each of the UA campuses offers a wide-range of student financial aid opportunities (grants, scholarships, loans, federal work-study, etc.) to help students defray their educational costs.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE’s 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.

Youth Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship programs for youth between the ages of 16-24 combine academic and technical classroom instruction with work experience through an apprenticeship program. It provides the foundation for youth to choose among multiple pathways – to enroll in college, begin full-time employment, or a combination.