Star students enrolled in the distance Health 110 class battled the elements to meet their teacher live in Fairbanks on the UAF campus. In addition to the extremely cold temps that awaited them, students were also exposed to the opportunities UAF has to offer including the Career and Technical College, Rural Student Services and Summer RAHI programs. Students braved the elements to meet fellow students from other parts of the State who are also taking part in this unique course. This course was chosen as it articulates into all the Allied Health programs UAF offers so that students are earning a much-needed credit to move forward in the health field. Although this is a distance course, students have the added support of having a certified here to help facilitate the class.
The Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium (APICC) held a workshop for Star students interested in pursuing an Associate's Degree in Process Technology. Students participated in several hands-on labs facilitated by APICC Director Todd Bergman and PTEC Instructor Doug Edmonston. Shell Operator Howard Hill was on hand to talk with students about the many career opportunities offered through the Process Technology Pathways. Mr. Bergman also met with teachers to let them know about the TIE program which provides professional development through an externship within the industry during the summer months.