Alaska Education Resources
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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: eLearningU.com provides live and recorded webinars on marketing, internet marketing, social media, branding, sales, packaging and other "hot" relevant topics. [Access Resource]
Description: Lynda.com 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.
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 Administration
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]
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]
Alaska Pacific University - Outdoor Studies
Description: The B.A. in Outdoor Studies prepares students for careers in outdoor recreation and education through expedition and classroom learning. Outdoor Studies is an interdisciplinary degree drawing on courses throughout the university in order to address issues with regional, national, and global importance. Professional competencies are built into the program leading to successful placement of graduates in a range of outdoor and environmental services, operations, and organizations. [Access Resourse]
Alaska Pacific University - Sustainability Studies
Description: The Sustainability Studies major explores the relationship between humans and the environment through an interdisciplinary curriculum. This Alaska-based program encourages you to explore Alaska’s cultural and ecological diversity and directly experience the strong connections between the landscape and its communities. Focusing on the ‘triple bottomline’ of sustainability, students draw together studies addressing people, the planet, and the economy. [Access Resource]
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.
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
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
CHARR TAP® and SERVSAFE® Classes
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.
-Training for Alcohol Professionals
-Certified Food Protection Manager
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. [Access Resource]
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]