So you want to be a fishery manager? Working in the complex world of Alaskan fisheries management


A career in fisheries management is not for the faint of heart, but if you are looking for work that is meaningful and challenging it may be the job for you. Learn more here.

Source: Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab – by Rhea Ehresmann and Natura Richardson

Alaska March Economic Trends

March2018TrendsThe March issue features an in-depth look at the history of migration to, from, and within Alaska and how migration patterns have shaped our modern state. This issue also includes an overview of Alaska’s 2017 population estimates, released early this year.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Consider Career and Technical Education: Although different than traditional routes, CTE a springboard for opportunity

The thought of life after high school may be daunting. Alaska is in a recession and unemployment remains high. Some students or parents may be asking what can be done to prepare for a successful career. They may not be aware of the career and technical education opportunities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Career and technical education, or CTE, offers courses on preparing students for specific careers. The school district’s robust CTE program offers far more opportunities than the wood shop and drafting classes that many adults were limited to in high school. Indeed, Hutchison High School is Fairbanks’ premier hub for CTE. Fortunately, CTE opportunities are abundant at the district’s other high schools.

Whether a student plans to go to college or enter the workforce immediately, CTE courses can be a jump-off point for a fulfilling, well-paying career.

Read more here.

Source: Consider career, technical education: Although different than traditional routes, CTE a springboard for opportunity – Daily News-Miner

Alaska Middle School Students Construct and Test Bridges at ANSEP

Students and bridges at the Middle School Academy. Image-ANSEP

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program hosted 42 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts at its joint Middle School Academy this February. By igniting an early interest in science, technology, engineering and math, ANSEP Middle School Academy brings science to life. Led by industry professionals, the students used creativity and critical thinking to construct bridges and test their weight-bearing capacity. Students gained real-world insight into science and engineering careers with other interactive activities such as an Arctic wall build, field excursions and earthquake testing.

At the two-week, all-expenses-paid residential component, students experienced living like college students at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Read the rest of the article and which students were chosen to participate in the February Middle School Academy include here.

Source: Alaska Native News

Four Clean Energy Startups Selected for Launch Alaska Business Accelerator

Launch Alaska has announced the four companies to participate in its 2018 business accelerator in Anchorage, AK. Four energy companies will complete a four month intensive program and receive mentorship, business training, business services, and $75,000 in exchange for equity in their companies.

With the highest cost of electricity and some of the highest per-capita energy consumption in the U.S., Alaska is hungry for energy innovation because of the out-sized impact that energy costs have on residents’ pocketbooks. Participation in the cohort provides a unique opportunity for a company to test its technology in remote and harsh conditions.

Read about the 2018 Launch Alaska Cohort Participants here.

Source: Four Clean Energy Startups Selected for Launch Alaska Business Accelerator