21st CENTURY LEARN, EARN AND SERVE ACADEMY
The world is in crisis. What's the wildest creative opportunity you can imagine for engaging Alaskan youth in fast-track online jobs? The online course lessons, videos, and podcasts are publicly accessible at
http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm Anything is possible. We're limited only by our collective imaginations.
The first 20 participants will be engaged in private coaching for this first 8 week pilot offering.
Start with the Rural Broadband Challenge article and reviewing the extensive unique resources online at
Growing an Entrepreneurial Culture in Rural Alaska
The Alaska Communications Center is designed to fulfill its motto “Bringing Rural and Urban Alaska Together.” Specifically, a newly funded, innovative project, the 21st CENTURY LEARN, EARN AND SERVE ACADEMY is designed to build a foundation of skills that will increase work readiness and basic entrepreneurial skills utilizing the internet and video production. Youth ages 16 – 24, who have not graduated from high school or are not enrolled in college, are invited to focus on a variety of resources, and build adaptable skills providing an opportunity to remain in their community with a vocation rather than migrate to larger communities.
Growing an entrepreneurial culture among Alaskan youth with an emphasis on stemming youth out migration, retaining cherished rural Alaska culture and creating more stable and sustainable local rural economies is now possible due to Alaska’s growing rural broadband connectivity.
Youth participants will:
· Learn how to create a job for yourself through the use of Internet and video.. Become a lifelong learner using Web 2.0 tools to put the world at your command. Preserve your culture and village lifestyles.
· Learn how to start your own store on the Internet, and/or create one for someone in your village or community.
· Create an online resume, electronic portfolio, store or web business utilizing web tools including social media sites like myspace and facebook and many other ways to promote your business or videos.
· Identify local entrepreneurial success stories to share as feature stories for KACN-TV News and Views program
Share the business success stories of your friends or others in your community or village!
· Help develop career guide videos for other teens and young adults throughout Alaska for work-readiness in high demand jobs and the skills needed
Space is limited! A computer, internet access and a desire to learn are required to participate in this program. Interested youth should contact Katy Parrish before March 27th by calling 563-5226, email firstname.lastname@example.org or. Participants will be contacted to complete enrollment procedures by March 31th and be expected to complete the program by June 30, 2009.
Alaskans can lead the world:
If you're not the lead sled dog, the view never changes.
The online instructor is Frank Odasz, Email: email@example.com Web: www.lone-eagles.com PH/Fax: 406 683 6270
This pilot project is generously funded by the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Business Partnerships.
Alaska Communications Center
4640 Old Seward Highway, Suite 203 Anchorage, Alaska 99503