On October 28th, Alaska guest panelists from the oil and gas industry shared about their careers in the first Alaska LIVE Job Shadows event. There were 88 unique locations who joined across the state, from individuals to classrooms to teachers who shared the event through their own Zoom link. Students were able to ask questions through the Zoom chat and through interactive Google Slides.
The Zoom recording is available to share with classrooms, students/families, colleagues, and community group: Watch here.
Find Alaska LIVE Job Shadow information, including registrations for future events on the AKCIS.org web page.
In November Trends: With the pandemic, the seafood processing industry faced a summer salmon season like no other. Also in this issue: Fish harvesting employment’s five-year trends, and what the consumer price index shows about deflation in 2020.
Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Mining and Petroleum Training Service program has been named a subrecipient to the University of Utah in “Leveraging Decades of Arctic and Mine Training Experience to Assist Greenland,” a three-year project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
MAPTS will train students and staff from KTI Råstofskolen, Sisimiut, Greenland, at its mine training facility outside Delta Junction. Conversely, MAPTS staff will travel to Greenland to provide expertise on building and operating an underground mine training facility, developing curriculum, and training a local workforce for Greenland’s expanding minerals sector.
MAPTS was chosen as a subrecipient because of its results in operating a hands-on training facility and its success in developing a mining workforce indigenous to its arctic region.
Alaska Sea Grant welcomed Anne Doyle as their new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most recently as the business manager for UAF Nanook Recreation.
They also welcomed Lexa Meyer, who is joining Alaska Sea Grant as coordinator for seafood workforce development in Kodiak. Meyer will provide support for the Alaska Seafood School and Alaska Sea Grant’s statewide seafood processing workforce development program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and an art history degree from the University of Washington.