Federal CARES Act Supports AVTEC students 

AVTEC received a Federal CARES Act grant in the amount of $35,719 to provide support for students to offset the cost for expenses incurred as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Full time students enrolled in on-campus programs who completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA by May 4, 2020 were eligible to receive the grant. 

More information and details can be found at this link   https://avtec.edu/caresact

ALL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED WITH ALTERNATE PLAN FOR COMPLETING TRAINING.

When AVTEC ceased on-campus training, several of the training programs were able to pivot to online delivery. Programs unable to move to online delivery were waiting to resume.  All had plans for students to return to campus but with the Governor's Health Mandate 13 closing all schools for the remainder of the school year, returning to campus was not an option for AVTEC students.     

Staff at AVTEC have been reaching out for the past two weeks to effected students providing information about alternative training options. If you are a student or if you know a student who has not heard from an AVTEC staff member, please call 907-224-6150 and let the Director know. 

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR THE FALL TRAINING YEAR - CLICK ON THE APPLY NOW BUTTON ABOVE TO GET STARTED!

AVTEC on campus classes will not resume on May 1 due to Governor's Mandate #13 issued April 9 https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/04092020-SOA-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-013.pdf 

The instructors at AVTEC remain committed to  providing training to students whether it be online, on the job or on campus. Now that we know that returning to campus is not an option this school year, instructors are working on a plan for alternative options for those students who have been waiting to return.

Effected students will be notified by staff or instructors of their options before the end of next week. If effected students have not heard by Friday, please call (907)224-6150.  

WELDING & DIESEL HEAVY PROGRAMS STILL ON HOLD - THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO RESUME FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION IS MAY 4 

AVTEC is committed to providing the training students expected to receive prior to the pandemic; currently the Welding and Diesel Heavy programs at AVTEC are in a holding pattern; students enrolled in those programs have been notified. 

Most other programs at AVTEC are completing their training using distance technologies and other creative delivery methods and the admissions staff are busy enrolling students for the fall start.  There is light at the end of the tunnel (it may be faint right now) but we will come out of this...together we are strong.  

Per the Governor and DHSS most recent health mandate 012 regarding intrastate travel, all AVTEC students located in the apartments are to stay put, stay in and do not venture out of Seward.  All are encouraged to read the Governor's mandate and abide by those guidelines for all our health and safety.  Online course work will continue and many will commence on April 1 as it does not involve face to face instruction.  Many staff are working from home during this time and are available via email or phone as listed in the Staff Directory in the About AVTEC tab. 

UPDATE 03.26.2020   AVTEC WILL NOT RESUME CLASSES AS SCHEDULED - SOME PROGRAMS WILL START DELIVERING CONTENT ONLINE ON APRIL 1 

Per the Governor's health mandate 008 dated 03.20.2020, public and private schools have been suspended through May 1, 2020; for AVTEC students that means the earliest day that on campus classes could resume is Monday May 4, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IS NOT A GUARANTEE.

Many AVTEC programs have been continuing online; other PROGRAMS will resume training via online delivery and other creative means on APRIL 1. 

STUDENTS WILL BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE STATUS OF THEIR PROGRAM AND OPTIONS 

 

 

Many AVTEC staff will work from home for the foreseeable future beginning 03.25.2020.  

The work of AVTEC, including communicating with and supporting the current students completion planning and admitting students and lesson planning for the next instructional year is ongoing and will continue with this new organizational structure.  Please communicate with all staff and instructors via email, phone or Zoom. (See the Staff Directory under the About AVTEC tab for staff and instructor contact information.)

Enrollment is open for the 20/21 Instructional year and we are taking applications. 

 

 

AVTEC is on a two week pause that ends on April 1 and there is nothing different or decided as of 03.22.2020 but we are working to settle into the new normal as announced by the Governor on Friday.

During the week and a half the following will be happening:

  • Reviewing student status and working with student records staff and instructional staff in planning for completion of programs or other appropriate solutions based on individual student needs and program capacity.
  • Staff will be in the office on Monday 03.23.2020, but do not call them as they do not have any more information than is provided here; we are working with the DOLWD and Governor's office for the possibility of transitioning select staff to a telework arrangement. 

Please do not call the school or ask instructors as they do not have the answers.  This will continue to be the place to go for up to date information.

All students have departed campus for a two week pause; staff is working and ready to serve you via Zoom conversation, phone call or email.  Should you have business that requires a face to face exchange, please call (907) 224-6159 to make arrangements.

In accordance with Governor Dunleavy's health mandate issued on March 16, AVTEC will cease on-campus instruction for two weeks, beginning at the end of the school day on March 18. All students must vacate the residence halls by Saturday, March 21. The Alaska Maritime Training Center has ceased on-campus course delivery for the remainder of the spring term.