Alaska September Economic Trends

SeptTrendsSeptember Trends features results of our 2018 Rental Market Survey, a profile of Alaska’s auto industry, and a look at how the decennial census affects funding allocations and other important decisions. We also look at why total wages are up from this time last year, even though the state continued to lose jobs over the same period.

Also in this issue: The auto industry and how it has been less vulnerable during the recession.

Read the full issue here.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Perkins V Implementation | ACTE

Questions about the new Perkins law? View ACTE’s recorded webinar on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act , including changes from prior legislation, definitions of key terms, accountability indicators, state and local planning, and more.

Source: Perkins V Implementation | ACTE

Thinking Outside the Classroom: University Students Discover New Opportunities Through Career and Technical Education

Some people know exactly what they want to do after graduating from high school.

Stevie Malaski was not one of those people.

Malaski completed just one semester of college after she graduated from high school in 2009. After that, she moved from job to job for a long time. Anxiety kept her from performing well at work and made it hard for her to stay in a job for more than a few months. It wasn’t until she landed a job working at a boarding kennel for dogs and cats that she finally found some stability, confidence — and joy in her work.

“I flourished in the right work environment,” Malaski said. She knew she wanted to keep working with animals.

That led her to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Mat-Su College, where this summer she completed her occupational endorsement in veterinary assisting.

Read the full article here.

Source: Thinking outside the classroom: University students discover new opportunities through career and technical education – ADN

Petroleum Engineering Students Succeed at Technofest Competition

Photo courtesy of the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

For the second year in a row, UAF students from the Department of Petroleum Engineering excelled at Technofest, a competition hosted by oil and gas company BP.

Every year at BP offices around the world, challengers and interns have the opportunity to showcase their work for the wider BP community. Competitors must produce a poster to showcase a project or challenge they have been working on, and present it to a panel of judges. The competition was held in July 2018 in Anchorage.

The winners from left to right are Raymundo Lopez, Trevor Jepsen and Keith Robertson.

Source: Petroleum engineering students succeed at Technofest competition – UAF Cornerstone

 

“STEM Parent Program” Enables Families to Prepare Students for Jobs in the “New Collar” Economy

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a leading not-for-profit for educators, announced the STEM Parent Program letting families launch a career exploration experience to help their students prepare for jobs in the fast-growing “New Collar” skilled workforce in fields like manufacturing, technology, cyber and beyond.  Parents who subscribe will give their students access to STEM LifeJourney mentors through a year-long mobile app experience.

Learn more about ACTE’s STEM Parent Program by clicking here.

ACTE and LifeJourney, a career exploration and simulation company, are partnering on this new innovative experience to educate parents about new and emerging careers in today’s economy.  STEM Parent is an interactive web and mobile application that enables students to explore and test-drive some of the most in-demand STEM and New Collar technology jobs from leading organizations and government agencies such as Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Cisco, and BAE Systems.

Source: “STEM Parent Program” Enables Families to Prepare Students for Jobs in the “New Collar” Economy | ACTE