PATH Academy Students

Students graduate from three-week PATH Academy

Adult students from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley recently graduated from South Central Alaska AHEC’s three-week healthcare pre-apprenticeship training called the PATH Academy. Participants were able to earn their Basic Life Support CPR, First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid certifications. In addition to industry-recognized certifications, students participated in an aging simulation activity, visited Turnagain…

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Jumpstart your Career

Alaska Public Media produced a brief video of our PATH Academy as a part of their Alaska@Work Initiative – check it out here: We have a PATH Academy starting October 14. Individuals interested in a career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) should apply. Trainees will receive certifications in CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid,…

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Spotlight on Karen with Americorps

We’ve worked with AmeriCorps service members for a number of years at the SC Alaska AHEC, most recently with RuralCap’s Resilient Alaska Youth Program. What an excellent program promoting GOOD in the world! Karen Chin, our most recent Americorps alumni, made a tremendous impact on our little Center. Karen is a former public health professional,…


A Fond “Until Next Time”

We recently bid bon voyage to Emily Berman, who I affectionately call one of our “founding members” of the AHEC staff, as she was one of the original staff who was present during the 2015 transition of the SC Alaska AHEC from Providence Alaska Medical Center to the Alaska Primary Care Association. Emily originally joined…


An Open Mind and a Solid Resume

I received this email from a PATH Academy student today and it made my day. I admire James for how he keeps his mind open to possibilities, while “doing the work” to prepare professionally so when opportunities came knocking, he was well ready to take them on. Good afternoon ladies! I hoped to take a…