Rural Alaska Health Education and Training (HEAT)

Project Date: 2007
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: University of Alaska Fairbanks

The College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) was awarded $1.9 million over three years for the HEAT Project to address the lack of qualified instructors willing to live and teach in rural Alaska by expanding the number of articulated, allied health courses delivered using distance learning. The project will establish and maintain partnerships with state and regional employers to develop capacity building solutions to high growth/high demand training needs; develop high growth/high demand training activities that occur within the context of a continuum of education, support long-term career goals, and lead students to college credit and/or credentialing; and provide high quality Allied Health training to meet industry needs, build capacity, and increase employment opportunities for local people through rural Alaska.