MAPTS Underground Mine Camp Graduation

MAPTSGraduationYou’re invited to join University of Alaska’s Mining and Petroleum Training Service as they celebrate their 36th year of service to the mining industry of Alaska at their November 23rd Underground Mine Camp Graduation.

Additional details and who to contact can be found here.

Kodiak College Gets New Trainer for Boat Classes

KodiakBoatClassKODIAK, Alaska — Kodiak College has a new training tool that squishes all of a boat’s operational systems into a 4-by-7-foot cart to teach repair and maintenance classes.

Most of the systems are miniaturized with a small engine, a tiny prop and a 5-gallon bucket of water to represent the ocean in a sea water cooling system.

“You can see all the vessel systems at once and you can also see how they integrate with each other,” said LA Holmes, the college’s maritime workforce development coordinator.

Read the full article at Newsminer.com – The Voice of Interior Alaska.

Alaskans can proudly celebrate their seafood | Homer News

October is National Seafood Month. This month we’re looking to spread the word to eat more Alaska seafood — it’s good for your health. Alaskans can be proud that our state and offshore federal fisheries produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s domestic seafood harvest. Alaska’s production of more than 5.5 billion pounds is more than the whole nation consumes. Alaska seafood has a positive brand image across the nation that helps every Alaskan.

Read the full article at: Alaskans can proudly celebrate their seafood | Homer News.

Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future – Grant Opportunity

Deadline for Applications: 5:00 PM, November 9, 2015
​Request Amount: Between $10,000 and $50,000

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future (VFAF) grant program seeks applications from eligible organizations for projects that sharpen vocational skills and contribute to the competitiveness of Alaska’s natural resource and overall economy. Proposed projects should be focused on building skills of relevance to natural resource development industries such as oil & gas and mining. Projects that build and refine skills that are cross-cutting across a variety of industries and sectors will be especially competitive. 

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies and programs.

Find additional details here.