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.

Alaska Economic Trends – November

Nov2015TrendsNovember Trends looks at jobs in Alaska’s fishing industry. Seafood harvesting employment grew in 2014 because of stellar groundfish harvests, which more than offset minor job losses in salmon fishing. The issue also profiles a Southwestern community that relies heavily on the fishing industry – King Salmon. At the gateway to Katmai and a few miles upriver from Bristol Bay, King Salmon has a commercial-size airport and is a strategic location for tourism, transportation, and support for Bristol Bay’s enormous sockeye harvests.