Career and Technical

staff-photos - annaleah karron

Annaleah Karron

College & Career Coordinator

AKarron@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
Office: 907.260.2307
Mobile: 907.422.7060

Current CTE Course Offerings

LocationCourse TitleFormatDatesTimeNotes
KPC SoldotnaSpring CNA ClassIn Person @ KPCJanuary-May, 2024Fridays 8-5pm @ KPCSignup through Google Form. *Requires additional application, placement testing & paperwork with KPC
DistrictwideAVTEC: Young Mariners Nautical CourseOnline & ZOOMJanuary-February, 2024Tue/Thu 8:30-9:30am ZOOMComplete Google Interest Form & Sign Up with your High school counselor!
Online 1x weekly ZOOM + homework (5 spots available)
Homer AreaAHEC Intro to Health Careers – Camp #1In Person @ HHS / South Peninsula HospitalMarch 10-15 (Spring Break)In-Person 1 week training + online course workSignup through Google Form
This class counts for 3 college credits (1 HS credit) & students who complete the course are eligible for AHEC summer classes in Anchorage! Learn More about AHEC
Soldotna / Remote StudentsAHEC Intro to Health Careers – Camp #2In Person @KPCTBDIn-Person 1 week training + online course workSignup through Google Form
This class counts for 3 college credits (1 HS credit) & students who complete the course are eligible for AHEC summer classes in Anchorage! Learn More about AHEC
Seward AreaAHEC Intro to Health Careers – Camp #3In Person @ SHS / Providence HospitalTBDIn-Person 1 week training + online course workSignup through Google Form
This class counts for 3 college credits (1 HS credit) & students who complete the course are eligible for AHEC summer classes in Anchorage! Learn More about AHEC
DistrictwidePWSC: Tech Learners CoursesOnline-AsynchronousSpring & FallOnline course work through PWSC BlackboardSignup directly through PWSC
These classes count for 3 college credits (1 HS credit)! Additional summer class opportunities may be available
DistrictwideRigg Pass MAPTSIn Person at KPC / Steffy BuildingTBD8-5pm – One day training (8hr)Signup through Google Form
DistrictwideAlaska Petroleum CITSPRI Safety ClassIn Person at KPEED – KenaiNovember 6-10th 2023
**This includes an early release & no school day
8-5pm – Full week courseSignup through Google Form
Central PeninsulaKPC CTE Courses – Welding, EMT, PetroleumIn Person at KPC – SoldotnaSemester based classes at KPCAs scheduled by KPC.Signup through Google Form
*Requires additional paperwork with KPC

Interested in taking a class, fill out and submit the Google Form.
You will be contacted after your form has been submitted with more information.

KPBSD CTE Kits are now available to check-out for schools!

CTE Resources

Carl Perkins IV Reports

To access KPBSD CTE data:

  1. Go to the EED CTE website at https://education.alaska.gov/tls/cte/perkins/public/.
  2. At the bottom of the page under “Carl Perkins IV Reports – Public Federal Reporting Requirements”, choose the district name in the dropdown menu.  
  3. Our district’s CTE data will appear momentarily.

Workplace Experience (Work Coop, OJT, Mentorship)

Description: Students will gain practical work experience while working on a job-site and receive a high school practical art credit. The work experience should be in the student’s chosen career pathway. A student must have taken a Career and Technical Education class that is related to the job skill being used at the work site.  All students must complete the on-line “Employability Skills” class before receiving credit for any of the work experience courses.

Students may have no more than 2 credits worth of work experience related credits.

There are three types of work experience options. Employers involved in these programs are required to abide by all State and Federal labor laws.

  • Cooperative (Work Coop)
    • Paid employment
    • 120 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required.
    • Journal and career development worksheets required. 
  • On-the-Job training (OJT)
    • Non-Paid employment
    • 120 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required.
    • Journal and career development worksheets required.
  • Mentorship
    • Non-Paid Employment
    • 120 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required
    • Journal and career development worksheets required.
    • A final multimedia project is required.

Where and what is the WDC? The Work Force Development Center is located behind Kenai Central High School and houses KCHS’ Auto, Welding, CAD/CAM and Construction Shops. Many After School Academies are held here and some courses are offered to students during their school day. Contact your School Counselor for more information.

Work CoOp and Work Release

Work Release

Offered to students who have a job and do NOT need credit for working. Students will earn NO credit for participating in the Release program. A parent contract is required verifying employment. Available to Juniors & Seniors. Sophomores may be accepted under extraordinary situations with the approval of the schools’ Administrator. Work Release Student Evaluation Form.

Cooperative Work Release (CoOp)

Offered to students who have a job and would like to earn credit. An Employer Agreement is required verifying employment & outlining reporting responsibilities by the employer & student. Available to Juniors & Seniors. **Sophomores may be accepted under extraordinary situations with the approval of the schools Administrator. Student completing approved training plans may earn one-half (1/2) elective credit per semester to a total of two (2). Work CoOp Agreement & Parental Consent Form.

Career Exploration

Alaska Career Information Systems (AKCIS) is a free tool students can use to explore Careers, Schools, Scholarships and more. Login to PowerSchool to access your AKCIS account.

Why AKCIS?

Each middle and high school student will develop a “Personal Learning and Career Plan” (PLCP) based on identified Career Pathways and areas of study. Students who focus on a Career Pathway can acquire the skills necessary for entry into careers with a high potential for financial growth and increased levels of engagement. Each student’s PLCP will utilize the Alaska Career Information System electronic portfolio in planning their education giving them the tools for a successful future in a chosen career. Each school year the students are required to go through an AKCIS career lesson and will update their PLCP. 

In the 2018-19 School Year

  • 85% of KPBSD students in grades 7-12 have an established PLCP in AKCIS/PowerSchool and have updated it during the 18-19 school year.
  • 85% of KPBSD Students have selected education plans beyond high school (below – left)
  • 90% of KPBSD Students have selected at least 1 Career Cluster of Interest (below – right)

Shoutouts

CTE Scholarship Winners 2022-23

  • Kenai Peninsula College Tuition Waiver for 23-24: Coy Babcock – Soldotna High School
  • AVTEC Tuition Waiver for 23-24: Hannah Crabtree – River City Academy – Culinary Arts
  • CTE Scholarship Winners 19-20
  • Kenai Peninsula College, Tuition Waiver for 20-21: Kaycee Bostic – Nikiski High School – Radiological Technology
  • AVTEC, Tuition Waiver for 20-21: Wyatt Dement – Soldotna High School – Plumbing and Heating
  • CTE Scholarship Winners 18-19
  • Kenai Peninsula College, Tuition Waiver for 19-20: Shane Weathers – Nikiski High School – Process Technology
  • AVTEC, Tuition Waiver for 19-20: Tyler Owens – Connections – Industrial Electricity 
  • CTE Scholarship Winners 17-18:
  • Kenai Peninsula College, Tuition Waiver for 18-19:Donovan Smith- Nikiski High School – Instrumentation and Process Tech
  • AVTEC, Tuition Waiver for 18-19:Carlos Caballero- Kenai Central High School – Industrial Electronics