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Ahtna Kanas Winter 2022

Ahtna Vocational Program

Ahtna Vocational Scholarships are available to shareholders with 10 or more voting shares (Original, Inherited, Gifted, Class L). If you are interested in pursuing Vocational Training, below are a few programs to look into! Upon approval, the Ahtna Vocational Scholarship offers up to $12,000 for tuition to be paid directly to the training program. If your program costs more than $12,000, Ahtna Shareholder Enrichment can recommend other financial aid programs.

Alaska Driving Academy: CDL, Heavy Equipment Training

This program is recognized by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and is based on the standards set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for Entry Level Driver Training requirements. PTDI is a nationally recognized and highly respected standard in the trucking industry. Training consists of classroom instruction, demonstrations, hands-on basic maintenance, off road maneuvers, and on-the-road driving.

Charter College: Welding

The Charter College Welding Certificate program includes hands-on cutting, welding, layout, and fitting skills that are used and practiced in today’s welding workforce. The welding certificate program covers how the welding processes work and why certain welding processes are used. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in fabrication shops and the construction field.

Northern Industrial Training: Heavy Equipment Training

Construction Equipment is a lucrative and seasonal field in Alaska. Northern Industrial Training (NIT) has developed programs to provide experience and certifications necessary for entry-level employment in the Construction Equipment Industry.

University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA offers technical courses such as welding, CDL, Aviation Technology, Culinary Arts, and more.

Alaska Works Training

Alaska Works offers free construction training.

To Apply

To apply for an Ahtna Vocational Scholarship, please visit Supplemental documents must be provided prior to the start date of the training.

For associate, bachelor and master level degree programs, please apply for our Walter Charley Memorial Scholarship at

Contact Shareholder Enrichment

To learn more, contact Shareholder Enrichment at (907) 868-8250 (Tracy Parent – Anchorage), (907) 822-3476 (Starr Knighten – Glennallen) or email We look forward to assisting you with your career goals!

2021 Ahtna Vocational Scholarship Recipients attended the following programs

Name of SchoolCertificate Type
Academy of CosmetologyCosmetology
Alaska Driving AcademyCDL
Animal Behavior CollegeVet Tech
Associated Training ServicesHeavy Equipment
Charter CollegeCMA
Charter CollegeHVAC Refrigeration
Northern Industrial TrainingCDL
Northern Industrial TrainingHeavy Equipment
Pima Medical InstituteVet Tech
Shear Fire DesignCosmetology
Skin Science InstituteCosmetology
UAF Community and Technical CollegeHeavy Equipment
West Coast TrainingHeavy Equipment