This story was written by Lori Townsend for Talk of Alaska.
Should young people today go to a 4 year university or enter the trades? Some students do both: Get a job through a technical program so they can make enough money to support their plan for college. Others find a lifelong career and steady work in welding, carpentry, mechanics or heavy equipment. Is there a best approach?
To learn more:
- UAA’s Community & Technical College offers 14 different programs
- Many Anchorage School District CTE programs have duel credit alignment with programs at UAA, UAF and AVTEC