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.

UAS Yields Key Data for Fishing Industry | Juneau Empire – Alaska’s Capital City Online Newspaper

For years growing up in Juneau, Donovan Bell walked, drove and rode his bike past one of the most dynamic resources in his collegiate career, and he never knew it existed. Read the full article at: UAS yields key data for fishing industry | Juneau Empire – Alaska’s Capital City Online Newspaper

Workforce Wednesday: Process tech careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Cari-Ann Ketterling with the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) and Zarin Taylor, a former production operator at BP, joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about jobs in the process technology field. Whether you’re working at an electric company or and oil production facility, Taylor said the job is similar no matter where you go.

“We’re controlling the process, we’re controlling the work that supports the process,” Taylor said. “We’re starting the equipment and putting a real emphasis on safety and quality control for our product with everything we do.”

Process tech graduates can earn an average of six figures per year after five years of experience. How can you get started in the field?

Watch the video at: Workforce Wednesday: Process tech careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Governor Walker Signs Administrative Order on Apprenticeship Utilization

November 9, 2015 ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed Administrative Order 278 last week, expanding state apprenticeship utilization standards.  AO 278 requires at least 15% of project hours on state projects be completed by Registered Apprentices, and sets a 15% target for future oil and mineral development on state lands.  Apprenticeship utilization will expand the supply of highly trained Alaskans and help ensure the state’s workforce can tackle large, complex projects like the gasline. Read the full press release here.