An introductory course in mining is available to Alaska high school students through a cooperative program run by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, University of Alaska Southeast, and Alaska’s Learning Network.
The live, video-conferencing course starts January 22nd, with classes every Tuesday and Thursday through April. Students must have a computer and Internet access to participate. There might be an opportunity for students to visit a mine in their area.
There is a fee, but scholarships are available. Mining companies in Alaska are helping to fund the course.
Students who complete the one-semester course will be eligible to apply for paid summer internships in Alaska. They also will earn three university credits and a one-semester high school credit.
For more information or to register, go to www.aklearn.net/introduction-to-mining.