Project: Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education Program to build workforce skills and job and career awareness that directly relates to the Bristol Bay Region for youth.

Project Description: The Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education Program is a consortium of Bristol Bay Borough School District, Lake and Peninsula School District, Southwest Region School District, and Dillingham City School District. Through the consortium, high school students at every school site in the region can apply to attend week-long residential intensive coursework at no cost. Courses and programs are created with the goal of addressing regional workforce needs and creating classes that will build interest and skills into needed professions in the region.

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education Staff, Bristol Bay Campus, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Association, AVTEC, UAA CTC, Prince William Sound College, Katmai National Park, Job Corps, Bristol Bay Job Corps, Bear Trail Lodge, Renewable Energy of Alaska

Cost Estimates:


Timeline: 2023-2055

Funding Partners: BBEDC, Regional School Districts/Boroughs, Federal Perkins Grants, BBNC, BBNC Subsidiaries, AVTEC, University of Alaska (multiple campuses), US Department of Education, Denali Commission, Honda, USDA, Alaska Health Education Consortium, Alaska Airlines, Lake and Peninsula Borough

Evaluation Measures:

  • Number of college credits and certifications earned through BBRCTE coursework.
  • Student Surveys at the end of each session
  • Department of Labor tracking of student graduates
  • Voluntary post graduate surveys to determine numbers of students either going to work through the trainings that they received or continuing into further study or apprenticeship.

Key Project Contact:

Name: Zach Stenson

Title: Director

Organization: Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education

Questions about the CEDS?

Contact Kristina Andrew

Economic Development Program Manager

(907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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