Alaska Native Education Program

Project Date: 2006
Project Lead: Angela Larson
Client: Yukon Flats School District (YFSD)

YFSD received $1.5 million over three years to implement a Vocational Education Program that directly impacts the lack of connection between what students are learning in school and their lives in rural Alaska, by implementing a vocational education model, based on the principles of relevancy, real-world experience, and support. The YFSD Vocational Education Program provides relevancy for students by offering three career pathways: construction, business, and health — jobs that are essential in their village and growing fields throughout the state of Alaska.