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Mining course offered to high school students

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.

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