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Career and Technical Education News

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Skilled workers: The backbone of our communities and our economy

August 3, 2018

Throughout our daily lives, we depend on the skills and services of others. From bookkeepers, nursing aides and security personnel, to welders, small-engine repair and heavy-equipment mechanics, Alaska thrives when there is a dedicated workforce that serves our communities. You may be surprised to learn that these jobs require some form of post-secondary training, which can be earned through the University of Alaska now at a reduced tuition rate. Read more from this article.

Career and Technical Education Start Here - University of Alaska

Beginning fall semester 2018, UA will reduce tuition rates by 25 percent in selected Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The reduced tuition will apply to 50 programs and 305 courses at UAA, UAF and UAS. The tuition reduction of 25 percent will be applied on a course-by-course basis.Read more about this.

University of Alaska to reduce tuition on selected career and technical education cources

April 5, 2018

Beginning this fall, the University of Alaska will reduce tuition by 25 percent on 300 career and technical education (CTE) courses in 50 occupational endorsement programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast, including community campuses. These programs develop skilled workers who fill crucial positions in Alaska communities. Eligible programs range from pharmacy technology to welding and mine mechanics. Many programs can be completed entirely online to accommodate the needs of working Alaskans. Read more from this article.

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Welcome to Fall

Octeber 2018

By now, students and instructors have settled into the 2016-17 school year. There is nothing quite like the feeling of beginning a school year for new students on any career and technical campus across this country, particularly in the trades and industrial classrooms, labs and shops. There is such a huge anticipation and excitement, along with a bit of uncertainty of what the new school year will bring. That soon disappears, and a feeling of “what’s next” takes over.

National Officers Lead SkillsUSA Week Efforts

March 2018

Participation in SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 4-10, featured many local chapter activities as well as numerous site visits by our national officers and staff.

Feb. 3-4, staff member Courtney Ferrell gathered the SkillsUSA national officer team in Leesburg for two days of training SkillsUSA week preparation.

Celebrating International Woman's Day with Facebook Live

April 2018

On March 8, TV host Kayleen McCabe and SkillsUSA national officer and machine tool technology student Maci Key had a Facebook Live conversation about women in the skilled trades to celebrate International Women’s Day. They both did an outstanding job. They encouraged students and instructors to provide greater exposure of career options for all interested students including talking more about specific careers and holding more open-house events. The broadcast reached 4,400 unique viewers. If you weren’t able to see it, watch the archive at: 

Hope to see you in Louisville

May 2018

I’ve had an amazing time visiting many state leadership and skills conferences and seeing your students in action. It’s always inspiring, and I know the students participate because of your support and inspiration. I hope your chapter year has been exciting and rewarding. As you wind down the school year, I hope many of you are planning to join me at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., next month.

Welcome to a New School Year

Septemer 2018

Thanks to all of you, last year was filled with new records for SkillsUSA. Our membership of 421,139 was the largest in history. By continuing to work together, we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better year in 2018-19.

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