A wealth of information related to educational opportunities, financial aid, career exploration, and military service is available online to assist students with their post-high school transition planning. Check out the awesome sites below!
Links to Primary Alaska Colleges and Universities:
University of Alaska Fairbanks: Office of Admissions and the Registrar (800) 478-1823, http://www.uaf.edu
Alaska Vocational Programs:
Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) – Alaska's Institute of Technology ~ Campuses located in Anchorage and Seward, AK. Training programs include Culinary Academy, Maritime Training, Allied Health, Applied Technologies (welding, diesel/heavy equipment training), Energy and Building Technologies, and Information Technology.
Alaska Job Corps – Alaska Job Corps students receive skills needed in today's workforce — at no cost to them or their families!
All Things Military: Below are the official websites for the various branches of the military.
Alaska Military Youth Academy – The mission of the National Guard Alaska Military Youth Academy ChalleNGe Program is to help intervene in and reclaim the lives of Alaska's at-risk youth and produce graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.
More beneficial (and sometimes cool) sites to check out!
The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) maintains a number of important resource websites. Explore their primary website for resources and information. http://acpe.alaska.gov
The Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) is one of the primary resources students frequently utilize to build their personal portfolios, plan for a successful future, andcomplete a number of tasks. Students should be utilizing this website throughout their high school career on a weekly basis.
Going to College in Alaska magazine This
magazine contains useful tips to help Alaska’s high school students make educated decisions about postsecondary school options. The online magazine features sections on choosing and applying to colleges and student financial aid as well as information on the Alaska Performance Scholarship and how to apply.
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): AIGC is a national organization providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States. Check out the great scholarships and fellowships available! http://www.aigcs.org
CampusTours: Builds video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walking tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for education, non-profit and government clients worldwide. It's the #1 site for interactive maps and virtual tours of most colleges and universities. Click on the link, type in your school of interest and get a bundle of information.