Alaska Vocational Technical Center celebrates 25 years of accreditation

    AVTEC's campus (Photo courtesy of Nicole Antonic)

    Seward, Alaska (KINY) - The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized AVTEC for the completion of 25 years of accredited status at the COE annual meeting.

    The annual meeting took place in Orlando, Florida.

    AVTEC was accredited in 1997 and is a division of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    For over 50 years, AVTEC has trained thousands of Alaskans for high-demand employment as a technical school in Seward, Alaska.

    The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers assurance services to postsecondary career and technical education providers across the nation. Organized as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in this education.

    Services offered include institutional accreditation, meaning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, program quality reviews for states and workforce education providers and informational services.

    Institutional membership in the Council is voluntary, but can only be achieved by becoming accredited.

    Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) spoke about the 25-year accomplishment.

    "We are proud of this accomplishment which demonstrates the high level of quality career and technical education available to Alaskans."

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