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Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Rural Alaska Honors Institute will have new options to explore teaching careers and Alaska Native languages during the summer 2019 session.
At RAHI, high school juniors and seniors from across Alaska will attend classes on the Fairbanks campus from May 28-July 12. They’ll earn up to 11 college credits, which are transferable to any college or university in the United States.
This year, RAHI will offer a new education exploration pathway, funded by the University of Alaska. UA President Jim Johnsen wants 90 percent of Alaska teachers to be educated in Alaska by 2025.
“We are excited to offer this focus on teaching as a career,” said Sandra Kowalski, director of indigenous programs at the UAF College of Rural and Community Development. “Alaska students will benefit greatly as we prepare more of them to teach in rural and Alaska classrooms. Alaskans who become teachers are more committed to staying in our communities.”
Students this year also can enroll in a new three-credit class introducing four Alaska Native languages — Iñupiaq, Athabascan, Yup’ik and Gwich’in. The elective is the first step toward earning a K-12 teaching degree with credentials in Alaska Native languages.
postsecondary grants will deliver high-quality CTE programs focusing on either direct
instruction of secondary students in postsecondary coursework or professional
development of CTE instructors in one of nine priority workforce areas
identified by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board. Grants will
prioritize offering multiple entry and exit points, including stackable courses
and/or credentials for maximum participation and effect.
Higher Education (IHEs), Local Educational Authorities (LEAs) offering
postsecondary instruction, technical schools offering postsecondary
instruction, and consortia offering postsecondary instruction are eligible to
apply. Grants awards will be between $50,000 and $150,000 per year for up
to three (3) years. For more information, download the RFP here.
Proposals are due to DEED/CTE by 4pm on April 26, 2019.
Occupations Grant RFP
Occupations (NTO) grants improve gender equity and representation in
targeted occupational fields important to the current and future state economy.
Grants are expected to increase equitable gender participation and facilitate
smooth transitions from secondary education, through postsecondary training,
and into the workforce.
LEAs and consortia
of LEAs are eligible to apply. Grants awards will be between $20,000 and
$30,000 per year for up to three (3) years. For more information,
download the RFP here. Proposals
are due to DEED/CTE by 4pm on April 26, 2019.
The new hyperbaric therapy center brought 10 jobs to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, which is also expanding to its third floor with a $16.5 million renovation.
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is now the only place in Alaska where patients can receive hyperbaric treatment.
The program relies on altering air pressure around patients, which can markedly improve patients’ recovery.
what we do is dive them down to 66 to 70 feet below sea level with
100-percent oxygen,” said Dr. Rachel Cuevas, explaining the procedure.
“(It) gives them more oxygen in their system to help heal.”
is the medical director for the Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric
Therapy Center that opened in October. She said the new equipment has
changed the way staff care for patients. People with frostbite, for
example, used to have to fly to Seattle for treatment or risk
of the first patients we ran in the chamber had lived her entire life
out there in the Valley,” Cuevas said. “She had blood clots go to her
toes and they were looking at amputating seven of her toes. We put her
in the hyperbaric chamber for a number of treatments and we saved all of
Not only is the center providing a new kind of care, it’s also brought about 10 jobs to the Mat-Su.
During Alaska’s recession, health care continues to be a bright spot.
The latest report from UAA’s Institute for Social and Economic Research shows Alaska gained 600 health care jobs in 2018; another 500 are expected to be added this year too.
Cuevas isn’t surprised by that data.
“Health care is one of those things you can’t do without,” she said.
Regional currently has more than 800 employees. The hospital will add
dozens of more jobs as it expands operations to the building’s third
floor and opens a new behavioral health unit.
in the east wing of our medical surgical unit, we’re expanding and
adding 35 beds,” said CEO Dave Wallace, showing off the new area that’s
still under construction. The entire renovation will cost about $16.5
said Mat-Su Regional’s emergency room is often overcrowded, but the
addition means more space for treatment to meet the growing needs of the
region’s rising population.
are also nursing homes coming to the Valley for the first time and
other services we work in tandem with, so we’re excited about developing
the work force and making this a great place for health care workers to
come,” he said.
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly
prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many
different fields, including health care, information technology,
advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more, as
described in the national Career Clusters® and ACTE’s What is CTE? page and Sector Sheets.
CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom
learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities
outside the classroom.
What is CTE Month?
Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®,
is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to
celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of
CTE programs across the country.
What can I do to celebrate CTE Month?
Host a school visit and invite members of your local community to learn about your school’s strong CTE programs firsthand