AHEC’s WIOA Youth Program is committed to getting underserved Alaskan youth working as health care professionals!

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act was passed by legislation to help youth access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. As a grantee recipient of WIOA funding through the State of Alaska’s Department of Labor, AHEC strives to support youth through the successful completion of both allied and behavioral health programs, with the ultimate goal that these students will grow to become excellent providers for the rural and underserved communities of Alaska. Eligibility requirements apply. Program benefits include:

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  • Tuition for college or training
  • Funding for text books, student fees, scrubs, and school supplies
  • Transportation assistance, food and clothing assistance
  • Individually tailored financial assistance, practical experience placements, career counseling and mentoring support
  • Earn stipends for educational and professional development, and training-related work experience

How do I know if I am eligible for AHEC’s WIOA Youth Program?

Students interested in this program must contact Alexa Lawson who will schedule time to meet to determine eligibility. At minimum students must:

  • Have an interest in pursing a health program of study, preferably at the college level
  • Be 17-21 years old if currently enrolled in school or no older than 24 if currently not enrolled in school
  • Need additional assistance to complete post-secondary training
  • Qualify as low income (limited exceptions possible)

What will be expected of me if I enroll in AHEC’s WIOA Youth Program?

  • Meet monthly with your AHEC Career Counselor and commit to ongoing, regular communication
  • Commit 40 hours towards educational/professional development work in a calendar year outside your regular school work
  • Commit 40 hours towards Work Experience related to your training over a calendar year

For information and to apply, contact Alexa Lawson: Alexa.Lawson@providence.org, 907-212-6517.