Career & Technical Education
Statewide Tech Prep Consortium
Visit the Alaska Tech Prep Consortium website.
A statewide Tech Prep program consortium is funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 federal grant from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. For more information or to join the consortium, please contact:
Statewide Tech Prep Coordinator
UAA University Center, Suite 132R
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Telephone: (907) 786-4903
Fax: (907) 786-6489
Tech Prep Specialist - Interior Alaska
Alaska Tech Prep Consortium
325 Brooks Building
PO Box 756500
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6500
Telephone: (907) 474-7095
Fax: (907) 474-5824
What is Tech Prep?
Tech Prep links a high school and college program in a career field so students can start their career education in high school and won't have to duplicate those studies later on. In a Tech Prep program, you begin your course of study in high school and continue in a postsecondary educational or apprenticeship program. Tech Prep emphasizes achievement of high academic and technical standards to prepare for postsecondary success. The end result is a certificate or associate degree in a career field or a federally recognized apprenticeship.
In a Tech Prep program, students can receive both high school and college credit for some of the courses in the program, providing a head start and financial savings on postsecondary education.
Contact your school guidance counselor, CTE teachers, or the Tech Prep links to the right for information about Tech Prep programs in your district or school.