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Postsecondary Paths

Postsecondary Paths

It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classr...

Postsecondary Paths
Where is it?

Where is it?

In a locker, in a desk? Maybe my car? Or backpack? Where did I leave the information for that scholarship? Who was I supposed to call back? When is my scholarship application due?It’s the end of...

Where is it?
Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities

Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities

Have you read about registered apprenticeship programs and thought it could be the right education/career pathway for you, but aren’t sure if you have enough skills to be successful in it? Have you w...

Pre-Apprenticeships - a Bridge to Impressive Career Opportunities
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!

From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before. T...

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment – Where to Start!
What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you ...

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them
Other options that may lead into going to college or training

Other options that may lead into going to college or training

It’s your senior year in high school and all your friends are talking about what they are going to do next. Some of them will be attending college or trade schools right after high school; however, ...

Other options that may lead into going to college or training
Preparation, the best test taking strategy!

Preparation, the best test taking strategy!

Whether you’re thinking of attending college, joining the workforce, or going into the military, it is likely that you will need to take a test. The test(s) you need to take will depend on which car...

Preparation, the best test taking strategy!
What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

If you’re considering career training (a vocational program or a registered apprenticeship program), or if you’re thinking about starting a new career, or shifting jobs in your current field, WorkKe...

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You
3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning p...

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay
Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

The price of colleges can be a bit daunting and preparing to pay for higher education can cause families stress. When choosing a school, don’t let a big price tag intimidate you just yet. In your pos...

Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools
It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classroom setting; others prefer hands-on training, or a hybrid of both. The questions below are a great way to gauge what postsecondary path aligns with your preferred style of learning.
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In a locker, in a desk? Maybe my car? Or backpack? Where did I leave the information for that scholarship? Who was I supposed to call back? When is my scholarship application due? It’s the end of the school year, there is a lot going on. How will I keep it all straight?
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Have you read about registered apprenticeship programs and thought it could be the right education/career pathway for you, but aren’t sure if you have enough skills to be successful in it? Have you wondered if an occupation you’ve set your sights on and want to pursue as a registered apprentice will be the right fit for you? If you’ve answered yes, the solution to these dilemmas/challenges may be a pre-apprenticeship program, and here are the reasons why.
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From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before. The areas I wish I had assistance with were Admissions, Financial Aid and the Enrollment Process. Although I didn’t have someone to help guide me through the college process, I will try and be THAT person for YOU!
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In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
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It’s your senior year in high school and all your friends are talking about what they are going to do next. Some of them will be attending college or trade schools right after high school; however, you may feel that you’re not quite ready to do that just yet. So, if you are not college or trade school bound after high school, what will you do? Are there any other options out there for you besides working in a low-wage job?
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Whether you’re thinking of attending college, joining the workforce, or going into the military, it is likely that you will need to take a test. The test(s) you need to take will depend on which career path you are interested in, but preparing for the test is just as important as registering for it and taking it. Often, these tests will impact your life such as help you in getting admitted into college/career training or may even be used as a placement test for certain subjects.
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If you’re considering career training (a vocational program or a registered apprenticeship program), or if you’re thinking about starting a new career, or shifting jobs in your current field, WorkKeys can be a requirement. Here’s the scoop to turn you into a WorkKeys expert.
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You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning potential? Before you invest time and money preparing for a specific occupation it’s smart to find out what the future earning potential of that occupation might be. Here are 3 tools to help you find the earning potential of occupations you may be interested in.
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The price of colleges can be a bit daunting and preparing to pay for higher education can cause families stress. When choosing a school, don’t let a big price tag intimidate you just yet. In your postsecondary education journey, the first thing you’ll probably see is the schools’ published Cost of Attendance (COA), or as some may call it – the ‘Sticker Price’. We’ll show you the benefits of evaluating school options based on ‘Net Cost’ – and tell you how to calculate it.
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