In early September 2022, the Bristol Bay Teaching and Learning Collaborative (BBTLC) — which comprises the UAA School of Education (SOE), Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation (BBNCEF), Alaska Humanities Forum, Bristol Bay Region Career and Technical Education, Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Bristol Bay’s four school districts — was awarded a $4.39 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), just in time for the start of a new academic year.
BBTLC will focus on three areas: facilitating teacher development and retention from the region, enhancing positive engagement between the communities and schools, and helping teachers from outside the region better understand local context through culturally responsive practices. Read more.
Source: UAA News.
Inspiring Girls* Expeditions is inviting applications for their summer 2023 tuition-free, backcountry science and art education programs.
The expeditions are open to 16- to 18-year-old high school girls. Alaskans are highly encouraged to apply, and expeditions are especially targeted towards marginalized youth who may have experienced barriers accessing science- and outdoor-focused programs. Participants are selected through a competitive application process that focuses on passion for science, art and the outdoors, rather than academic grades or past achievements.
Applications are due Jan. 30, 2023. For more information or to learn more about the application process, please visit the program website.
Source: UAF News & Information
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager training on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.
The food safety management training will be offered via Zoom from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A computer-based certification exam is included, with proctors in Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer and Sitka. If requested, proctors may be available in additional communities.
A certified food protection manager is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with regulations. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff.
Participants must register by Feb. 6 in order to receive the study guide on time.
Registration and more information are available online. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made seven business days in advance to the instructor, Julie Cascio, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The $200 fee includes one proctored certification exam. For additional information or to request another location, contact Cascio at 907-745-3677 or email@example.com.
Source: UAF News and Information.
The Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program empowers UA students to study and be a part of the legislative process in Juneau. The program draws students from all three universities and many majors to Alaska’s Capitol during the legislative session to work as full-time interns, while completing a rigorous academic program. Read the full article here.
Source: UA News
The Alaska Military Youth Academy is helping at‑risk kids get the skills they need to succeed and become job-ready.
The academy is a restart program for at‑risk youth: students who have either dropped out of high school or are in jeopardy of not graduating. Cadets live on their campus for 22 weeks, where they can earn their GED. AMYA is an accredited high school that can also teach them important job skills.
The pre‑apprenticeship program is a grant-funded four-week part of the AMYA program that trains youth, in partnership with unions, in four common construction trades. They also can train in the culinary arts and health‑related services. Before they begin formal training, students receive safety and OSHA certifications, along with scaffold building certification required in most trades.
Employability skills are embedded in everything AMYA teaches, so employers know that graduates are equipped with all of the skills necessary to be successful on the job.
Applicants must be between 16 and 18 years old and need a high-school education. To apply, visit AMYA online.
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Source: Workforce Wednesday: Alaska Military Youth Academy » KTVA 11