Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments

Native American Career and Technical Education Program

NACTEP is a federally funded program by the US Department of Education to provide Native people the opportunity to pursue higher education and empower them to obtain better employment opportunities. NACTEP provides scholarships to qualifying students to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) distance learning program in a wide range of study areas. To qualify a student must be a tribal member of one of the CATG villages and accepted into one of the 7 NACTEP career pathways.

NACTEP provides student support services to participants to assist them in meeting their educational goals.

Funding to qualifying students for tuition, books and fees.

Academic advising to assist and mentor students in academic choices to obtain degrees.

Academic tutoring to participants in all areas of study, focusing on English and Math.

Career mentoring to provide support, guidance and advice to participants.

Student support seminars to provide:

  • Academic skills development workshops
  • Career skills and job readiness training
  • Leadership development
The CATG NACTEP program has received a no cost extension for its current year funds. The extension is through May 2022.
To attend an upcoming intensive or semester-based class please download and complete a NACTEP application, see below, and email it to [email protected] For more information, call (907) 662-7583.
Contact Information

Julie Biddle
[email protected]
(907) 662-7583

M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.