Message From The Director

Vertical Logo Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center
P.O. Box 131
Nome, AK 99762
Tel: 907-443-7682
Fax: 907-443-7076

A Message from the Director


Thank you for visiting our web site.

NACTEC (Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center) is a regional vocational learning center located in Nome, Alaska. It is a joint venture between the Bering Strait School District (BSSD) and the Nome Public Schools (NPS) dedicated to helping students prepare for the world beyond high school. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills, resources and tools that are necessary in pursuing employment opportunities, postsecondary education and independent living.

Each session has a specific career focus and courses are offered simultaneously. Certain courses earn college credit through the Northwest College Campus/University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and prepare you for nationally recognized certification exams. Additionally, all of our sessions include basic first aid training; survival swimming and skill building activities that promote independent living and working together in a dormitory style or house setting. Students share the responsibilities of cooking, shopping and laundry. Other life skills practiced are budgeting, banking, scheduling, and time management. Career skills, also known as work readiness skills are also developed by practicing applying for a job emphasizing work ethics and responsibilities in order to prepare students for the world of employment.

We have a highly qualified team of career instructors dedicated to the student’s learning success. NACTEC strives to provide the best real life experience through hands on learning in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to make educated decisions about your future.

Browse the website for program information and a schedule of course offerings. Please contact me if you have questions about the program or if you are a student, please call one of the instructors at (907) 443-7682.

If you are a student, the staff and I at the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) are pleased that you are considering attending one of our sessions. We look forward to having you attend one of our sessions for an exciting learning adventure!

Last modified: Friday, 19 June 2015, 7:19 PM