Tutoring and Occupational Development


Adult Basic Education provides instruction in all academic areas, such as math, reading, grammar and writing. Individualized study plans are developed for each student to enhance employability and/or to meet any other adult learning needs.

Tutoring and classes for Adult Basic Education (ABE) are designed to meet the needs of students preparing for college or other post-secondary training. The ABE program is designed to support Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act priorities for:

  • Career pathways.
  • Regional economic and workforce needs.
  • Responsiveness to needs of both job seekers and employers.
  • Focus on individuals with barriers to employment.
  • Apprenticeships and other work-based, learning opportunities.
  • Coordination across programs and among partners in high-demand industries and occupations.
  • Industry engagement and industry sector partnerships.

Life Skills and Occupational Development

Life Skills and Occupational Development classes provide students with instruction and workshops that focus on workforce skills as well as community and individual enhancement. PWSC also offers cooperatively sponsored educational opportunities that may lead to associate degrees and certificates in a variety of training programs. Topics vary from family budgeting, resume development, nutrition, child care, and many more. These services are drawn from expressed individual and community needs.


Contact the ABE Coordinator in your area:

Valdez, Alaska

Teresa Barton
303 Lowe Street
Valdez, AK 99686-1311
(907) 834-1671

Cordova, Alaska

Susan Harding
100 Fisherman Way
Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-7598

Glennallen, Alaska

Katie Bobowski
9998 Aurora Drive
Glennallen, AK 99588-730
907-822-3673 x23