Technology and Skills Training

Technology & Skills Training (TaST) provides workshops that are interactive and topics aimed to enhance basic life and job readiness skills. Through unique motivational strategies, hands-on basic computer training, certifications, and tips to identify and break unhealthy behavior patterns, participants will be better equipped to successfully navigate social and workplace challenges.


Program Benefits

  • Earn National Career Readiness Certification Learn basic computer instruction
  • Earn OPAC proficiency certificate in MS Office suites including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Discover new problem-solving techniques
  • Enhance communication skills Increase employment opportunities
  • Become empowered to make informed life choices
  • Set goals and work toward attaining them
  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness
  • Increase ability to demonstrate adaptive and positive behavior

Get Started

Workshops are participatory unless otherwise noted on your Family Self Sufficiency Plan. Review the TaST Workshop Calendar and sign up for a workshop of your choice. Or If you are interested in participating full-time, ask your Work Services Specialist to refer you to the TaST Program.


Monday – Friday
9:30am – 3:30pm


208 E. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK
(907) 433-8500

Career Development Center (CDC)

  • Coping with Todays Challenges: Ability to cope with today’s challenges is essential to personal and professional success.
  • The Importance of Soft Skills in a Workplace: Employees understand the necessary skills required to perform the job. They also need to understand the benefit of employing soft skills in the workplace.
  • What Most Employers Really Want: They want…

Technology and Skills Training (TaST) Classes

  • Strengths & Skills: Identify your strengths and skills to assist in Work Readiness
  • Communication Skills: Identify appropriate and non-appropriate communications in the Work place
  • Planning, Goals & Budgets, Barriers: Learn to set SMART goals for work readiness and finances. Understand your barriers and find ways to go around them.
  • Strengthening Skills: Using your skills to assist in Work Readiness.
  • Plans in Action: Execution of Goals and Skills to Increase Work Readiness

Technological and Skills Training (TaST) Orientation:

  • Overview of TaST services and resources, accompanied by handouts to be filled out by clients.

Work Services Orientation (WSO)

  • Overview of the resources and services that Nine Star provides to encourage and enhance Client’s Work Readiness.