PTEC Mobile Lab
Hands-on, interactive, and fun classroom resources to introduce students to careers in Process Technology.
APICC, along with our industry and training partners, have developed a traveling career exploration unit – the PTEC Mobile Lab.
With a focus on career awareness, the portable unit provides a visual learning experience and allows students to perform a variety tasks involving pressure and flow, adjusting valves, and monitoring levels. The simulation introduces students to process technology and related careers.
The portable simulator is designed for quick set-up and take down, requiring only an electrical outlet and access to water source (sink, hose, etc.), making it easy to operate at virtually any location. The lab has traveled to schools, training centers, and community events in Anchorage, Barrow, Dillingham, Kotzebue, Palmer, Unalakleet and other Alaskan cities.
To bring the PTEC Mobile lab to your area, please contact APICC at 770-5250.
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Youth Employability Skills
Want a Great Career?
Helping students become “Postsecondary and Career Ready” involves more than academic proficiency. Educators and employers have identified a need to integrate common skills, often referred to as soft skills, employability skills, essential skills, professional attributes, and SCAN Skills. Whatever term you use, Alaska’s young people need to be able to understand and apply concepts like time management, teamwork, dependability, responsibility, and respect for others.
As a way to better prepare young people for jobs and the world of work, together with our partners, APICC developed Youth Employability Skills – YES! – certification project. Representatives from business, industry, and education were actively engaged in the YES! initiative, attending a series of summits across Alaska. Their work resulted in a statewide educational certificate awarded to students who, through employment or volunteer activities, were able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Employability Skills.