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

Alaska May Economic Trends

In May Trends: May’s issue features more on COVID-19 and Alaska’s economy, including a look at seasonal jobs and the initial jump in unemployment claims. This issue also summarizes our recent population projections for 2019-2045.

Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Research and Analysis