Fast Track Certificates 2.0

Thanks to a $3 million American Rescue Plan Act grant, students at UAA, as well as individuals living in the Municipality of Anchorage can apply for UAA’s Fast Track program and receive funds to cover the cost of their program. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Last fall, UAA announced its Fast Track Certificate program. This year, the Municipality of Anchorage has collaborated with the university with a $3 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant that broadens the scope of the Fast Track program.

The ARPA grant provides funds for 30 lower-division credit hours of a one-year occupational endorsement certificate program from UAA or qualifying program within the MOA and the associated costs up to $9,000, including living expenses, with a maximum award of $18,000 per individual.

Learn more here.

Source: Fast Track Certificates 2.0 – UAA Green and Gold

A sky-high partnership

UAA and the Anchorage School District’s new partnership between King Tech High School and the Community & Technical College’s Aviation Technology Division to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn their private pilot license. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA and the Anchorage School District unveil a new partnership between King Tech High School and the Community & Technical College’s Aviation Technology Division to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn their private pilot license.

Read the full article here.

Source: A sky-high partnership – UAA Green and Gold

Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

Ginny Eckert (lower left), Julie Queen (upper left), Nettie La Belle-Hamer (back), Anupma Prakash (second from left), Quentin Fong (second from right) and Kellie Fritze far right) gathered at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in June 2021. Photo courtesy of Julie Queen.

As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve in Alaska, our ability to travel to UAF facilities located throughout the state is also possible again. This in-person connection has been missing over the past year, and we are all pretty excited to engage with our colleagues again. In my role as vice chancellor for administrative services, seeing a facility first-hand and getting to know the people located there, including the research, instruction, or outreach activities taking place, has been so helpful as I familiarize myself with UAF infrastructure needs across the state. For this visit to the Alaska Sea Grant-managed Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, I was accompanied by our provost, interim vice chancellor for research, Alaska Sea Grant director and associate vice chancellor for facilities services. Science Center inspired hope for resilient programs that will move UAF forward.

Read the full article here.

Source: UAF Cornerstone Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center by Julie Queen

College of Health receives grant to bolster behavioral health education across Alaska

AA’s Health Science Building and Parrish Bridge seen from Providence Drive (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA’s College of Health has received a four-year, $1.92 million grant to provide an innovative training program for future behavioral health professionals in Alaska and to facilitate the growth of the state’s behavioral health workforce.

Source: UAA Seawolf Weekly