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

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

UAF Receives $8 Million for Teacher Mentoring in Alaska

Photo courtesy Alaska Statewide Mentor Project­­­ The 2019-2021 Alaska Statewide Mentor Project participants gather for training at a 2019 fall startup meeting in Anchorage.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the reach and effectiveness of mentor-based teaching throughout Alaska.

The grant will expand the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project, which provides support for early-career educators.

Read the full article here.

Source: UAF News and Information

UAS Women in Construction Scholarship

Up to $2200 in tuition assistance available per student to encourage women in construction.

Need some extra support this semester? Want to try out a new program? Are you a woman interested in trying construction classes and joining the Construction Technology Program at UAS? Let us help you. We have scholarship funds that will pay for courses in construction. Earn credit in Occupation Endorsements, Certificates and an Associate’s degree. Learn useful skills leading to good job opportunities in the local construction industry; including drafting, wood framing, finish carpentry, welding and contractor licensing. Get started on your future career today.

For more information on the requirements for this tuition assistance.  Contact: Robin Gilcrist – 796-6141 – regilcrist@alaska.edu

Source: UAS School of Career and Technical Education