Students learn about oil, gas, construction

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

JUNEAU - Funded by a Denali Training Fund Youth Initiative program, the All-Alaska Academy is holding an Oil, Gas, Construction, and Mining Industry Career Awareness session for 11th- and 12th-graders from Ketchikan, Klawock, Pelican, Southeast Island and Wrangell School Districts this week, until Friday in Juneau. The session, aligned with Alaska Content Standards, will include visits to the Kensington Mine and other work sites.

The 25 students enrolled in this program will receive training in pre-employment skills and trades math as well as training and career planning needed to support their transition from school to work. They will also gain an awareness of industry job requirements and availability in Alaska, training and education opportunities available for this industry and knowledge of important work skills needed for any career.

Attached, please find a schedule of events. For an interview, please contact Joan Pardes at 586-6806 or drop by any scheduled event for photos.

The All-Alaska Academy is a program of SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center.

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