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ACE via Travel Alaska

Description: Designed for you, the Travel Professional, to help you become more familiar with all Alaska has to offer, to provide additional resources to you, to help you become the Alaska Certified Expert, a real ACE able to assist your clients in creating the Alaska trip they have been dreaming of. [Access Resource]

IATA Training and Development Institute

Description: The International Air Transport Association is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 250 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

IATA Training and Development Institute trains more than 95,000 professionals and students each year. Their 200+ courses are developed around IATA's areas of expertise and commitment to promoting industry standards worldwide. Training is available in classroom, in-company, and distance learning formats. [Access Resource]


Description: provides live and recorded webinars on marketing, internet marketing, social media, branding, sales, packaging and other "hot" relevant topics. [Access Resource]

Description: helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. [Access Resource]


Description: SKILLDOM is an end-to-end learning solutions offering of Tridat Technologies. Their online suite of e-learning courses range from Professional Skills, Finance for Non-Finance, English Speech Express, Cultural Sensitivity, Environment Health & Safety (EHS) and more. [Access Resource]


College & University Programs

UAA Continuing Education (Course Catalog)

Description: The UAA Continuing Education Department is your source for powerful and engaging workforce training, professional development, and community education. They provide high quality, flexible, affordable and accessible training to the workforce industry and community members throughout the region. Courses include Effective Customer Service, Social Media for Business, and outdoor safety courses. [Access Resource]

UAF Continuing Education via Community & Technical College (Course Catalog)

Description: With its community college mission, UAF Community and Technical College serves the needs of a diverse student population, including first-generation college attendees, both traditional and non-traditional students, military students and those seeking job training. Relevant courses include Artic Survival, Private Pilot Flight Training, as well as customized professional development trainings. [Access Resource]

UAS Continuing Education

Description: UAS Sitka offers noncredit career training, Certification & Recertification (continuing education credits/CEUs), Personal Enrichment sessions, and customized trainings for businesses and agencies. [Access Resource]

Distance Learning at UA

Description: The three main campuses of the University of Alaska System provide undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, occupational endorsements and courses, which may be completed entirely online or in blended formats. [Access Resource]

UAA - Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Description: The Hospitality and Restaurant Management program produces graduates who are not only prepared for entry-level work positions in the rapidly expanding and varied foodservice, hospitality and tourism industry, but also who can confidently advance to middle- and upper-level management opportunities because of their formal training and education. [Access Resource]

UAA - Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Description: The Culinary Arts program produces graduates who are not just prepared for entry-level work positions in the rapidly expanding and varied food service, hospitality and tourism industry, but also graduates who can quickly advance in career opportunities because of their formal training and education. [Access Resource]

UAA - Associate of Applied Science in Professional Piloting

Description: Professional pilots need knowledge of aerodynamics, aircraft engine and system operation, aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, as well as navigation and communication methods. This degree program prepares graduates for careers in professional flying. [Access Resource]

UAA - Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Administration

Description: This two year Associates Degree programs prepares students to work with both for profit and not for profit business. Students will develop an understanding of social responsibility, business ethics, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship, and business law. [Access Resource]

UAF - Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Description: The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department prepares students for careers in this ever-expanding field. Graduates can seek employment in various food service operations or in management of restaurants, bakeries, hotels, hospitals, camps or any other facility that requires food service as part of its operation. Certificates in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts as well as an associate degree in culinary arts are offered. [Access Resource]

UAF - Business Management, Applied

Description: The program covers basic knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, advanced procedures, and interpersonal skills. Course work includes accounting, management, human relations, math, communications, customer service, computers, law, finance and logic. The curriculum also serves as the first year of training toward the AAS degree in applied business. [Access Resource]

UAF - Piloting, Professional

Description: The professional piloting program offers a series of aviation piloting courses ranging from ground school classes for private through commercial flying, arctic survival, weather and aircraft maintenance. Rated pilots or military aviators may be eligible for credit based upon experience and FAA certificates, which may be applied towards an associate of applied science degree in professional piloting or a minor in aviation technology. See department personnel for details. UAF does not offer flight instruction. [Access Resource]

APU – Outdoor Studies

Description: When you earn your OS degree at Alaska Pacific University, you’ll develop competencies that transfer to virtually any place your career may take you. Train as a Wilderness First Responder or Leave No Trace Master Educator. Become a scientific diver or outdoor entrepreneur. At APU, you’ll find the OS program that’s right for you by choosing among the Bachelors of Arts degree, the Masters of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education, or an OS minor. [Access Resource]

UAS - Outdoor Studies

Description: The certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership is an intensive nine-month humanities program that offers students the opportunity to better understand their relation to the natural world and to develop skills and characteristics that are essential to success as an individual, a group member, and a leader in outdoor and adventure settings. [Access Resource]

UAS - Alaska Native Studies

Description: Examine modern and historical material from diverse perspective. Seek an understanding of what it means to live in Alaska today. Connect with the lands, languages, and peoples of Southeast Alaska. [Access Resource]

UAS - Marine Transportation

Description: Make your living on the high seas - or the more sheltered waters of Southeast Alaska! Either way, UAS has the coursework needed to set you on the path to a successful maritime career. Using a combination of seatime and maritime classes, taken at either the UAS Ketchikan or Juneau campus, you can advance from Deckhand to Third Mate. Check out our career paths below to see which one best fits your personal needs. [Access Resource]

Live Courses & Seminars


Description: AlaskaHost is a statewide customer service training program designed for employees of the hospitality and visitor services industry. The core of the AlaskaHost program trains participants in how to provide quality customer service for both residents and visitors to Alaska. [Access Resource]

Alaska Tour Guide Training Program

Description: Alaska Tour Guide Training is a 2 1/2 day workshop that generates economic activity in communities by helping residents get hired as tour guides and helping guides start their own tour businesses. The curriculum explores the elements that make up a successful and compelling tour.

The training provides hands-on practice working with different learning styles of guests and meeting visitor expectations. The art of interpretation and telling a story rests at the core of this training program.[Access Resource]


Description: The Alaska Native CulturalHost Seminar is a comprehensive training program designed with assistance from the Cook Inlet Tribal Council to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of Alaska Native culture for workers within Alaska’s hospitality and tourism industry. The course covers:

-Discussion of the meaning of culture,
-Overview of the main Alaska Native groups
-Detailed presentations on the culture and characteristics of Alaska Native groups

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Description: Alaska CHARR’s Training Department offers the most comprehensive alcohol server and food safety training programs in Alaska. They have a network of over 40 instructors across the state to provide the best coverage and training possible.

Courses Offered:
-Training for Alcohol Professionals
-Certified Food Protection Manager

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Alaska Railroad Tour Guide Training Program – King Career Center Grades 11-12

Description: The BEST way to see Alaska is on the Railroad, and the training program provides students with excellent job skills and opportunities in the visitor industry with specific focus as a tour guide for the Alaska Railroad. Summer employment with the Alaska Railroad is available for those that successfully complete the course.

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Alaska Small Business Development Center

Description: The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no-cost advising services and low cost educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. The Alaska SBDC business advisors work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions in the areas of management, marketing, sales, finance, accounting and other disciplines required for small business growth, expansion and innovation. SBDC hubs are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Wasilla, and the Kenai Peninsula. Sessions Include Starting a Business, Building a Successful Website, Legal Aspects: LLCs, and many more. [Access Resource]