Workforce Wednesday: Social Service

It’s a career that allows you to impact someone’s future or even save a life. There are a lot of careers in social service available in Alaska right now. One organization hiring is Covenant House, which provides services to homeless and at-risk youth.

Carlette Mack, the COO of Covenant House, joined Daybreak to talk about the field and how she got started. She said her career means more to her than money. It’s rewarding and there’s a lot of room for growing.

“We offer a variety of difference positions from direct care,” she said. “We have staff that would directly with the youth one on one we have staff who work in our development department who help us raise the funds for our mission, we have executive level positions such as myself the chief operating officer and i oversee all the programs we offer at the covenant house.”

Salary Range

  • Entry level: $15/hr
  • Mid range: $50,000 – $80,000/yr
  • Experienced: $120,000/yr

Who’s Hiring

  • Covenant House
  • South Central Foundation
  • Department of the Interior
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Providence Health Center

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Social Service | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry

University of Alaska in partnership with University of Washington will be hosting a course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry.

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards for the maritime industry. Using the OSHA Maritime Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those areas in the maritime industry which are most hazardous.

Upon course completion students will define maritime terms found in the OSHA Maritime Standards, identify hazards in the maritime industry and determine appropriate controls and abatement, locate OSHA Maritime Standards, policies and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Maritime Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

Prerequisite requirement for OSHA 5400: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry. Learn about becoming an Outreach Trainer.

February 37 – March 3, 2017
8:00am to 4:00pm



Source: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry | University of Washington DEOHS Continuing Education Programs

Alaska Economic Trends – June 2016

TrendsJune2016A higher percentage of Alaskans are veterans than in any other state. June Trends looks at who they are, where they live, and how our history shaped our military and veteran population today. Also this month are profiles of Alaska’s firefighters and the corrections industry, which has grown considerably in the past decade.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development – June 2016 Trends

Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment Careers

Safety on the job is a big part of working in Alaska. From being “bear aware” to learning how to safely climb towers and bridges, careers in health, safety and environment, or H.S.E., are in demand.

Wednesday, Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, and Brian Horner, Director and Founder of Learn to Return Training Systems joined Daybreak to talk about careers in the industry.

“Wind towers is a big expanding business because looking for more power and then getting that power through remote communities is a big goal, he said. There are people, men and women, already in remote communities that would make great wind tower climbers. They’re used to cold, they don’t mind altitude, don’t mind darkness, you know, so I look for those men and women.”

Salary Range (depending on experience)

  • Average wages: $54,000 – $73,000 annually

Who’s Hiring

  • Americorps
  • NC Machinery
  • Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
  • Waste Management
  • Beacon

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Alaska ACTE Conference: “Growing Stronger Together”


Mark Perna brings vast expertise in enrollment, engagement, retention and performance to the 2016 Professional Development Conference (PDC). An active member of ACTE, Mark Perna has addressed Career Technical audiences all over the nation. Building a strong workforce for Alaska starts in our Career Technical Education programs. Mark will deliver a message to inspire and motivate audiences to reach out and engage our community and students in CTE.

Interested in being a presenter at the 2016 PDC? Submit your proposal here.

Plan to attend and register today at:


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