Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future – Grant Opportunity

Deadline for Applications: 5:00 PM, November 9, 2015
​Request Amount: Between $10,000 and $50,000

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future (VFAF) grant program seeks applications from eligible organizations for projects that sharpen vocational skills and contribute to the competitiveness of Alaska’s natural resource and overall economy. Proposed projects should be focused on building skills of relevance to natural resource development industries such as oil & gas and mining. Projects that build and refine skills that are cross-cutting across a variety of industries and sectors will be especially competitive. 

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies and programs.

Find additional details here.

Crowley Awards Scholarships to University of Alaska Fairbanks Students

Crowley Maritime Corporation has awarded Crowley Scholarships to four University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) students, Allyson Wukovich, Isaac Peacock, Ashley Johnson and Gabriel Smith. Chosen for their academic achievements and meeting other scholarship criteria, each received $2,500 toward tuition from Crowley. Preferences for Crowley-funded UAF scholarships are given to students from rural Alaska from Crowley-served … Continue reading Crowley Awards Scholarships to University of Alaska Fairbanks Students

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Anchorage to Host 11th Annual Green Energy Conference

Conference Objective

The IGEC is a multi–disciplinary conference on energy systems and technologies with no/reduced environmental, economic and social impact, and provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, for the dissemination of high-quality research results, and for the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in energy sustainability and security. More information can be found at: http://www.iage-net.org/igec11.

Conference Date:  May 8 (Sunday) – 11 (Wednesday), 2016

Kodiak College First in Alaska to Offer ABCY Standard Certificates


Kodiak College is the first in Alaska to offer certification classes for industry-recognized, life saving standards in small boat repair and maintenance. Listen to the full interview on Fish Radio here.

With new UAA program, Alaskans can stay in state to become pharmacists


Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.

UAA announced Tuesday that students can apply to the joint pharmacy program — the university’s latest effort to produce more graduates with specific degrees in hopes that they stay in Alaska and join the state’s workforce. Between 10 and 15 first-year students will begin their schooling through the program next fall and hopefully graduate four years later as homegrown pharmacists, said Tom Wadsworth, ISU assistant dean of Alaska programs. Read the full ADN article here.