Workforce Wednesday: Training options for Anchorage teens | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

From construction and welding to culinary arts and veterinary science, the King Career Center is helping students open doors to their future.

Wednesday, Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Lou Pondolfino, the principal at King Career Center, joined Daybreak to talk about programs open to local teens with an interest in a certain career.

Pondolfino said The school serves over 1,500 primarily junior and senior students each year.

“All our programs are advised by industry members and they meet and they look over our curriculum and our equipment and they give us advice and we follow their advice on how we do things,” he said. “And we’re open to high school students throughout Anchorage.  ”

King Career Center offers on-the-job training programs through employer such as:

  • Alaska Native Medical Center
  • GCI
  • Cabella’s
  • Home Depot

Contact the King Career Center to learn more.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Training options for Anchorage teens | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Workforce Wednesday: Construction careers for women | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Women make up just under nine percent of people working in construction across the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jana Lage with the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Tamie Tayor, owner of Taylored Business Solutions, joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about the construction industry and how there are more options out there, specifically for women.

Taylor began working construction 25 years ago, and said back then, it was tough to work in a male-dominated field. Now that family dynamics have changed, more woman are entering the construction field.

“Opportunities are endless in construction, because you have the office, you have the field and then you have the ownership as well,” Taylor said.

To find out who’s hiring in construction and how you can get started on a construction career of your own, visit the websites below.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Construction careers for women | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

UAA’s Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College Hires Maritime Technology Program Coordinator

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UAA’s Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College is proud to announce that Marshall Bullock has been hired to serve as Kachemak Bay Campus’s new Maritime Technology Program Coordinator. Continue reading UAA’s Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College Hires Maritime Technology Program Coordinator

Women in oil & gas industry proud to play important role in Alaska’s economy | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

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Developing America’s Maritime Skilled Craft Workforce: Don’t Miss This Interactive Webinar Event, December 10 at 2:30 p.m. (EST)

Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) recently joined forces with Maritime Works: An Alaska Careers Partnership. APICC welcomes participation with from the entire Maritime Sector.

Maritime Works is a network committed to advancing Maritime Workforce Development.  APICC’s mission parallels the network’s goal and they are committed to expanding their career outreach activities across industry sectors. APICC has a vision of a unified statewide workforce initiative, inclusive of all priority industry sectors, and we will continue to reach out across sectors to align our workforce development efforts.

Find out more about APICC and Maritime Works as they particpate in a national webinar on December 10, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. APICC Executive Director Cari-Ann Ketterling, Doug Ward – Director of Shipyard Development for Vigor Alaska, and Mandy Beaulieu from Alaska General Contractors of Alaska will present to a national audience, discussing Alaska’s collaborative efforts to build the next generation of skilled maritime craft professionals.  Click here for more information and to register for the webinar.