The health and safety of staff, students, and the community are a top priority at AVTEC. Every effort is being made to maintain a healthy campus, for details of the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe, see the AVTEC Mitigation Plan and other COVID information here.
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Workforce Development Professionals Month was created in 2005 by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to raise awareness about the importance of the industry to a growing national economy. The U.S. Senate recently passed a resolution naming September 2021 Workforce Development Month. Read the full resolution here.
AVTEC has played a vital role in the workforce development landscape in Alaska for over 50 years. Started in 1969 as the Alaska Skills Center, this unique workforce training school was responding to the discovery of oil in Alaska and started training Alaskans for work on the slope. Over the years AVTEC training programming has adapted to meet the workforce needs, working closely with employers, AVTEC trains Alaskans with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be top employees.
Throughout the pandemic, AVTEC has been the recipient of CARES funds from the Federal distribution process. The funds were used to assist with the economic hardship the pandemic placed on students