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UAF Northwest supports rural Alaska with specialized skill courses

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UAF Northwest campus displays Alaska artwork. Photo by KJ McElwee, KNOM (2022).

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest, located in Nome, teaches specialized skills such as snow machine repair and indoor plumbing. With maintenance services on multiple-month-long wait lists, if available at all, practical skills are in high demand in communities across Western Alaska. 

Fun classes offered this semester include subarctic gardening, introduction to Iñupiaq, and ceramics. Many courses are available in person and remotely. 

UAF’s Laura Davis Collins, a former KNOMer, and professor Stephen Lezak recently visited to tell listeners about an upcoming environmental science course.

Image at top: UAF Northwest campus displays Alaska artwork. Photo by KJ McElwee, KNOM (2022).

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