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

ConocoPhillips Donates $500,000 for Energy Research Facility at UAF

A $500,000 donation from ConocoPhillips Alaska will help complete the fourth floor of the new engineering building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more here.

Source: Alaska Business Monthly.

Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts career in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Alaskans hungry for a career in the culinary arts don’t have to look very far.

Wednesday,  Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Rachel Saul, manager and part-owner of Fire Island Bakery in Anchorage, joined Daybreak to serve up a solution to those looking for a career in the Culinary Arts field.

NANA Management Services has approximately 120 positions open every other month. The majority of them are food service jobs such as catering coordinator, remote kitchen helper and cook. General manager positions in this area can make up to $90,000 per year.

Those looking for training have plenty of training options to choose from across the state.

“There’s training all over the state,” Ketterling said. “AV Tech, KCC, UAA, UAF, training in high school.  There’s high demand and high career.”

Visit NANA’s employment website to check for job openings in food services.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts career in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

How WIOA Performance Data Works

Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) released a new infographic to show how federal, state, and local governments collect and share data under the four titles of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how various stakeholders use these data.

WIOAData

Read more about WDQC’s new infographic and download it on the WDQC blog.

Source: National Skills Coalition

Listen to UAA’s Debate Team: Should UAA Prioritize Workforce Development Over a Liberal Arts Education

debate_it_green_copyThe Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, Difficult Dialogues Initiative and Seawolf Debate Program hosted a public debate, faculty forum and discussion: “UAA should prioritize workforce development over a liberal arts education.”

The media contains numerous reports of U.S. jobs going unfilled, or being outsourced to distant lands, because too few American workers have the requisite skills to perform them well. In Alaska, with the fiscal crisis expected to last into the foreseeable future, and with student debt rising, the pressure on students to have highly marketable skills is on the increase. More than two dozen universities in Japan are reducing or eliminating academic programs in the humanities and social sciences, following a dictum from Tokyo to focus on disciplines that “better meet society’s needs.” But don’t we need citizens capable of navigating their way through the complex social and political challenges we face, using skills and perspectives provided by a well-rounded liberal arts education? Listen to the debate recorded on November 14, 2015.

Source: University of Alaska Anchorage Podcasts