Workforce Wednesday: Regional training centers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

This Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak looked at training centers across the state that’s making first class work experiences more accessible to Alaskans, even in the most remote locations.

Alaska has a handful of regional training centers around the state. They’re public nonprofit centers created to give people training in areas such as operating heavy equipment, occupational safety and health care. For example, you can be trained to use heavy duty safety gear that’s needed for those who work on an oil rig or in a marine environment.

Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium said getting this special training can open doors to a great career.

“You would be amazed at some of the facilities that they have,” Ketterling said. “But AVTEC in Seward has a state of the art, world class training facility where you can learn to drive a super tanker to any port in the world, and then there’s also some occupational health and safety training, most centers offer some health care occupational training. Ilisagvik College in Barrow creates training programs very specific to industry needs and timely to their projects.”

Where’s the closest training center to you? Watch the video to learn more.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Regional training centers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Bill Aimed at Helping Younger Fishermen

As young Alaskans gather in Juneau for the sixth annual Young Fishermen’s Summit this week to explore ways to get a leg up in an increasingly challenging and expensive industry, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a member of the House Fisheries Committee, is trying to help. Kreiss-Tomkins and other members of the committee are working on a bill to create community banks to buy limited entry permits from people selling out in order to be able to lease them to people primarily in rural communities who cannot afford to buy them outright.

Read the full article here.

Source: Cristy Fry | Homer News

CTE Policy Watch

With the presidential and congressional election in full swing, 2016 will be dominated by campaign politics. Despite the election-year partisanship, there are some outstanding education policy issues that may make an appearance in the year ahead.

Read the full article and the connection to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) here.

Source: CTE Policy Watch Blog – A Blog for CTE Advocates

Workforce Wednesday: Hands-on internships in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Finding great careers in Alaska, for Alaskans. This week on workforce Wednesday, we’re helping you land that all important internship.

The position is typically a win in the workforce. Businesses get eager workers while interns get hands-on experience in a chosen career field.

Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium joined Daybreak to talk about the numerous businesses in Alaska who are currently looking for interns.

Granite Construction, Chugach Corporation, Alyeska Pipeline,” Ketterling said. “And in addition to internships we also offer externships. Internships are within your field of study. Externships are outside your field of study. So we offer those to secondary teachers to get experience in the industries in Alaska and bring that information to their students who are planning their future careers.”

Calista Corporation is also looking for interns.

Watch the video on KTVA to hear what kinds of internships are available and how you can get started.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Hands-on internships in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

AGC of Alaska & Construction Education Foundation Scholarships

CEFScholarshipPlease carefully review all information before applying.

How do I apply for these scholarships?

Click here  and complete all sections of the online application.

Who is eligible for these scholarships?

Any Alaskan resident pursuing post-secondary education in a construction-related field at a school either in or outside of the state, with the intent to live and work in Alaska after completing their program.

How many scholarships are awarded?

7 total scholarships are awarded:
2 at $5,000
5 at $2,500

When are applications due?

Applications are due to the Anchorage AGC office by 4:00 pm on April 1st, 2016.

Source: AGC of Alaska & Construction Education Foundation Scholarships