Yuut Elitnaurviat – The People’s Learning Center is the result of a brainstorming session between former Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation CEO, Gene Peltola, and former U.S. Senator for Alaska, Ted Stevens. Both acknowledged the lack of vocational training opportunities designed to meet the needs of local residents and employers of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The conversation soon manifested into a non-profit corporation, supported significantly by ten local “partner” organizations. Over the past 20 years, Yuut Elitnaurviat has turned the “dream” into a tangible reality by creating numerous training programs and constructing a state of the art vocational campus.