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College & Career Training in Alaska

22Dec

The Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE ALASKA COLLEGE & CAREER ADVISING CONSORTIUM?

Every fall, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) invites representatives from Alaska’s educational institutions, state agencies, Alaska Native Corporations, Alaska Native Tribal Organizations, and local non-profit organizations to attend its annual Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training.

The ACAC Training is a professional development opportunity where Alaska’s education stakeholders are equipped with a wide array of resources and the knowledge to help participants support and guide students and adult learners in their preparation for postsecondary education and career training programs in Alaska.

Serving Alaska students and adult learners is a guiding principle and a common mission shared by ACPE, and the ACAC Training attendees and guest presenters. We all strive to inspire and empower every Alaskan to dream, plan for, and achieve career training and/or college credentials. We all can agree that access to postsecondary education and career training already has and continues to transform so many lives on a daily basis!

Over the years, the ACAC Training has been honored to welcome an incredible slate of guest presenters and attendees from more than eighty organizations across Alaska! Given the challenges that the world has faced in 2020, the ACAC Training quickly adapted and switched from an in-person to a fully virtual event spread across the month of September. Glowing feedback received after the Training proved that the move was very successful as it allowed greater flexibility in scheduling, increased access to sessions, and enhanced participation. This year alone saw twice as many attendees as the previous two years combined! We were thrilled to have so many individuals join us and become a part of always-growing statewide efforts to improve the lives of Alaskans through postsecondary education and career training.

It is our hope (and goal) that the ACAC Training continues to grow, and meet and exceed the needs of Alaska education stakeholders and through them, Alaska students and adult learners. Together we are making a difference!

For more information about the ACAC Training, please contact Dominika Szpotanska, ACAC Coordinator, at dominika.szpotanska@alaska.gov, or at (907) 269-7971, or visit the website for the 2020 ACAC Training Agenda and Recordings. If you would like to participate in the ACAC Training and other types of ACAC Initiatives such as FAFSA Time Alaska, Decision Day Alaska, and more – please contact us for more information!

 

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