Director of Alaska Workforce Coalition Receives Workforce Advocacy Award

Kathy Craft, Director of the Alaska Health Workforce Coalition, is the recipient of the Workforce Advocacy Award. This award was presented to her jointly by the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and the Mental Health Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The honor recognizes her as one of the foremost leaders of workforce development in health and social services in the United States. In presenting the award, these two national organizations acknowledged her steadfast commitment to strengthening the workforce in Alaska, her depth of knowledge about the workforce and workforce development strategies, and her exceptional ability to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders in order to improve recruitment, retention, and training.

Workforce Wednesday: Social Service

It’s a career that allows you to impact someone’s future or even save a life. There are a lot of careers in social service available in Alaska right now. One organization hiring is Covenant House, which provides services to homeless and at-risk youth.

Carlette Mack, the COO of Covenant House, joined Daybreak to talk about the field and how she got started. She said her career means more to her than money. It’s rewarding and there’s a lot of room for growing.

“We offer a variety of difference positions from direct care,” she said. “We have staff that would directly with the youth one on one we have staff who work in our development department who help us raise the funds for our mission, we have executive level positions such as myself the chief operating officer and i oversee all the programs we offer at the covenant house.”

Salary Range

  • Entry level: $15/hr
  • Mid range: $50,000 – $80,000/yr
  • Experienced: $120,000/yr

Who’s Hiring

  • Covenant House
  • South Central Foundation
  • Department of the Interior
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Providence Health Center

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Social Service | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry

University of Alaska in partnership with University of Washington will be hosting a course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry.

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards for the maritime industry. Using the OSHA Maritime Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those areas in the maritime industry which are most hazardous.

Upon course completion students will define maritime terms found in the OSHA Maritime Standards, identify hazards in the maritime industry and determine appropriate controls and abatement, locate OSHA Maritime Standards, policies and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Maritime Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

Prerequisite requirement for OSHA 5400: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry. Learn about becoming an Outreach Trainer.

February 37 – March 3, 2017
8:00am to 4:00pm



Source: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry | University of Washington DEOHS Continuing Education Programs

Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment Careers

Safety on the job is a big part of working in Alaska. From being “bear aware” to learning how to safely climb towers and bridges, careers in health, safety and environment, or H.S.E., are in demand.

Wednesday, Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, and Brian Horner, Director and Founder of Learn to Return Training Systems joined Daybreak to talk about careers in the industry.

“Wind towers is a big expanding business because looking for more power and then getting that power through remote communities is a big goal, he said. There are people, men and women, already in remote communities that would make great wind tower climbers. They’re used to cold, they don’t mind altitude, don’t mind darkness, you know, so I look for those men and women.”

Salary Range (depending on experience)

  • Average wages: $54,000 – $73,000 annually

Who’s Hiring

  • Americorps
  • NC Machinery
  • Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
  • Waste Management
  • Beacon

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

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