Alaska Sea Grant: Public-private partnership at university spurs Alaska’s maritime workforce training

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Government, industry and academic representatives met in Anchorage recently to discuss new ways to advance the state’s maritime sector.

Alaska’s maritime industry—sometimes referred to as “Alaska’s blue economy”—supports over 70,000 jobs and is the state’s largest private employer, according to the Alaska Department of Labor. It includes fishermen, seafood processors, ocean managers and researchers, vessel operators, deckhands, mechanics and many others who work in jobs connected to Alaska’s 44,000 miles of shoreline and its multibillion-dollar annual seafood industry.

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Source: Alaska Sea Grant: Public-private partnership at university spurs Alaska’s maritime workforce training – by Paula Dobbyn

 

 

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