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Industry certification opportunity for teens | Alaska Petroleum Academy

Published on March 9, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD teens, will you be 18 by June 30, 2017? You have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in Kenai, from The Alaska Petroleum Academy. Certifications offered include: 16 Hour Petroleum Health & Safety 24 Hour CITS Certification 40 Hour Hazwoper Certification Confined Space Entry Certification Classes will be held at the Work Force Development […]

Cam Wyatt receives Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year award

Published on April 11, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Cam Wyatt, educator at Homer High School, receives top state award as 2016 Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor! “This has been a bonus year for me,” said Cam Wyatt, Homer High School educator. “The 2016 Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year is a high honor and it will hang right beside the 2015 ACTE Promising Practice Award presented to me in November at […]

KPBSD students score at SkillsUSA conference

Published on April 11, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) add value to the overall development of our Career and Technical Education (CTE).  KPBSD students from CTE classes have the opportunity to be involved in the SkillsUSA CTSO organization. This organization, or club, allows students to compete against other students in competitions that involve the use of the skills taught and […]

First time: Maritime Awareness Day

Published on September 11, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Thunder, lightening, and rain didn’t stop Seward High Students from painting, welding and working on heavy equipment at the Vigor Shipyard, September 10, 2015. The interactive tour started at AVTEC when students from Seward High, AVTEC’s Welding, Diesel Mechanics and Constructions classes met with employers, department officials from DOT, and the Deputy Commissioner of the Department […]

Nikiski Middle-High gets creative with Checkmate King CNC Laser

Published on April 9, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Through a State of Alaska grant, Nikiski Middle-High School received a Checkmate King CNC Laser. The “King,” as the students call the CNC Laser, has made quite an impact both in quality projects and the understanding of dimensional geometry. NMHS CTE teachers Paul Johnson and Vern Kornstad have challenged both themselves and their students to […]

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD

Published on April 8, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD Prioritize Alaska’s future. Our children have one chance for a K-12 education and it needs to be the best we can provide. KPBSD is committed to deliver a quality education to our students and provide stability for our staff and communities. Unanticipated education funding reductions, proposed this late in […]

Job shadow: a big, heavy project

Published on April 1, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Seward High School students Marcus Sharamek and Kris Hettick spent Friday March 20, 2015, with Troy Hager and his heavy equipment class. The job shadow day was arranged through the Kenai Peninsula School District and John Clare. It allowed Kris and Marcus to see what AVTEC is like and to get a taste of the […]