Workforce Wednesday: Success Stories

If you’ve watched Daybreak regularly, you’ve seen our Workforce Wednesday segment, looking to get Alaskans a great paying career right here in Alaska. Martha Peck with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium stopped by Daybreak to share some success stories.

One story came from a man in Ketchikan, who saw the segment and his daughter, who called Peck, to tell her if she had known that there was training for aviation technology, she wouldn’t have sent her son out of state.

“We have had people reach out to us from Unalaska,” Peck added. “People reach out to us from Western Alaska. So it’s showing us we are reaching out to the different facilities, employers and people who want to get jobs.”

According to Ashleigh Russell, an administrative assistant with APICC, most of the traffic coming through the organization comes after the segment airs. The most popular segment was where Daybreak showcased Iron Workers.

To watch the segment, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Success stories | KTVA 11 News | The Voice of Alaska

Join Alaska ACTE for a Special Event


The Alaska Association for Career Technical Education is excited to announce a SPECIAL EVENT for the 2016 Professional Development Conference.

View the conference agenda

Watch the Most Likely to Succeed trailer

Register for the event

University of Alaska Transition Coalition – Creating Access to CTE Opportunities

Have you ever wondered how your high school students can earn college credit? Or how Tech Prep and Dual Credit work? Or whether your school district has a Tech Prep agreement in place with the University of Alaska?

Find the answers to these questions and more at the new University of Alaska Transition Coalition (UATC) website!

UATC is a group of representatives from campuses all across the University of Alaska who partner with educators in their regions to bring college credit opportunities to secondary students.

Members of UATC meet regularly and are working to develop consistent processes statewide—whether that is aligning course content to postsecondary student learning outcomes, creating pathways to career and technical education goal completion, or developing articulation agreements among all educational partners.

Visit the website to review UATC’s operational framework, view Tech Prep and Dual Credit documents for school districts around the state, and identify the university staff person who can help your district implement Tech Prep or Dual Credit programs.

Workforce Wednesday: ASD and APD’s Joint Hiring Initiative

Looking for a new career? Is someone you know job searching as well? The Anchorage Police Department (APD) and Anchorage School District (ASD) are teaming up to fill the gaps in their workforce.

But why both those organizations? Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, along with Lt. Jason Schmidt with APD and Susan Schmidt with ASD joined Daybreak on the couch to discuss employment opportunities.

It turns out that the Schmidts were talking over dinner and realized the two organizations have a lot of spouses that work at both. By teaming up, they could potentially hire families, and get more people into the city.

So far the idea has taken off where both APD and ASD recruit for both places at job fairs.

“This is a great initiative taking a holistic approach to the family,” Carty said.

To watch the segment, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: ASD and APD’s joint hiring initiative | KTVA 11 News | The Voice of Alaska

Alaska Economic Trends – September 2016

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September Trends profiles the lesser known history and economy of the North Slope: the people who live and work there. Also this month is a report on what happened to the laid-off workers after Kmart shut its doors in Alaska 13 years ago. Finally, the series we began a year ago on the ‘80s recession continues this month with a look at how specific industries crashed and recovered during those years.