Mission & Goals of The Alaska Training Cooperative (TTC)
The Alaska Training Cooperative (TTC) promotes career development opportunities for direct service workers*, supervisors, and professionals in the field engaged with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries, by ensuring that technical assistance and training is accessible and coordinated.
In addition, the TTC is dedicated to collaborating with Alaskan communities to train rural behavioral health care providers by blending evidence-based practices with traditional wisdom.
- Goal 1 – Facilitate and maintain coordination and collaboration of training entities.
- Goal 2 – Technical assistance support will continue to be implemented to address training opportunities, training needs and gaps identified by providers serving Trust beneficiaries.
- Goal 3 – Document and report training data.
- Goal 4 – Increase and enhance evidence-based training delivery.
- Goal 5 – Increase availability of quality training that equips the home & community based and behavioral health workforce to provide culturally attuned services throughout Alaska and for our unique Alaska Native populations.
*Direct service worker is a position that requires a bachelor’s degree or less and works at least 75% directly with consumers.
Why did we get started?
There is a lack of access to education and training for agencies and their staff serving Trust beneficiaries, especially small agencies and agencies in rural areas of the state. As a result the workforce need is far greater than the availability of training and skilled workers.
Trust Workforce Initiative Vision
By 2015, Beneficiaries of the Alaska Mental Health Trust shall have access to a capable, culturally competent workforce to support their communities and families across the life span.