Career & Technical Education

Nontraditional Occupations (NTO) -
are occupations in which one gender accounts for less than 25 percent of all persons employed in that occupation.

Welcome to the new school of thought. . . Young Alaskans have a unique opportunity to fill the labor needs in areas that were once gender-dominated industries. At one time teachers were mostly female, and most construction sites employed predominantly men. Today, and in the near future, there are many jobs in high demand that open the doors to Nontraditional Occupations. Now is the time to familiarize students about the opportunities and the challenges in industries that have many benefits such as high salaries, good promotional options, and flexible work schedules. Click here or on the "Don't Flounder - Get Off the Hook" banner below for information about this NTO curriculum you may use FREE of charge!

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Tool Kit Contains:

Handbook Information

Handbook includes:

  • Components of the tool kit
  • The modules
  • Getting started
  • Excerpts from the Carl Perkins Act of 1998
  • Resources

Participant Workbooks

  • Awareness - Expanding Career Possibilities
  • Recruitment - Challenging Students to be Different
  • Retention - Meeting Student Needs
  • Placement - Opening the Door to the Future


Destination SucessDestination Success is a supplement to Taking the Road Less Traveled: Educator’s Tool Kit to Prepare Students for Nontraditional Careers that provides the user with a variety of resources, including tip sheets, activities, projects, surveys, and forms for each of the four areas addressed in the tool kit:

Awareness, Recruitment, Retention, and Placement

While the original tool kit provides an overview for each area and offers strategies to create awareness, recruit nontraditional students, retain the students, and place them in nontraditional occupations, it does not include the “How to,” which is what we hope this supplement does.

Additional NTO Resources: