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In addition to career and technical training, Alaska Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. There are also required courses for all students in consumer skills, communication skills, information technology, employability skills, civics, and wellness. All of these courses help students transition into the workplace.

High School Equivalency/High School Diploma (HSE/HSD)

One of our top goals at the Alaska Job Corps Center is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE/HSD prior to leaving the center. Students who don’t already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Alaska Job Corps will be assessed and scheduled into a program that will best fit them. The center provides a High School Equivalency program that students are enrolled in if they obtain Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores of 10.5 or higher on the initial TABE test. The center also offers two high school diploma tracks. One is an on-line program through Penn Foster, the other is through the local school district. Center staff will work with each individual student to determine which program a student will be eligible for and scheduled into.

Driver's Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing a Alaska driver's license. The class combines behind-the-wheel driving time, in a center owned vehicle, and class time. Permits and licensing fees for students are paid for by the center. Arrangements for students to take the written and road examinations are also handled by the center.

Advanced Training Opportunities

Student studying in a classroom

The Alaska Job Corps Center offers a college program where students can enroll in Advanced Career Training (ACT) and attend the Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2016