Knowledgeable local guides are the best way to introduce visitors to the community and add incredible value to visitors’ experiences. To increase the number of trained tour guides in our communities, the Alaska Division of Economic Development (DED) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) developed the Alaska Tour Guide Training Program (ATGT). This State of Alaska certified training program can help residents get hired as tour guides. It can also help guides build their own tour or start their own tour business, and generate economic activity in their community. ATGT is a 2½ day long course, developed in 2010. DED has scheduled a “Train-the-Trainer” workshop for guide trainers who would like to offer the state-certified ATGT curriculum to train guides within their community or organization.
Alaska Tour Guide Train the Trainer
Presented by the Alaska Division of Economic Development,the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association (AWRTA), and Visit Anchorage (ACVB)
Anchorage – April 23-25, 2011 (April 23 & 24 – 9am to 5pm; April 25 – 9am to Noon)
Location: BP Energy Center, 900 East Benson Boulevard
Cost: $100; scholarships available
For more information contact: Odin Brudie, email@example.com, 907-465-5466, or
Dru Garson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-465-2162