MAPTS Awarded Project to Help Greenland Train Miners

The Mining and Petroleum Training Service program has been named a subrecipient to the University of Utah in “Leveraging Decades of Arctic and Mine Training Experience to Assist Greenland,” a three-year project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

MAPTS will train students and staff from KTI Råstofskolen, Sisimiut, Greenland, at its mine training facility outside Delta Junction. Conversely, MAPTS staff will travel to Greenland to provide expertise on building and operating an underground mine training facility, developing curriculum, and training a local workforce for Greenland’s expanding minerals sector.

MAPTS was chosen as a subrecipient because of its results in operating a hands-on training facility and its success in developing a mining workforce indigenous to its arctic region.

MAPTS

Source: UAF News

Alaska Sea Grant: New administrator and workforce development coordinator join Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant welcomed Anne Doyle as their new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most recently as the business manager for UAF Nanook Recreation.

They also welcomed Lexa Meyer, who is joining Alaska Sea Grant as coordinator for seafood workforce development in Kodiak. Meyer will provide support for the Alaska Seafood School and Alaska Sea Grant’s statewide seafood processing workforce development program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and an art history degree from the University of Washington.

Learn more here.

Source: Alaska Sea Grant

An update on Educators Rising in Alaska

Educator’s Rising is excited to start the 20-21 school year of building student leadership capacity with our new officers. We are embracing our virtual capabilities to stay connected throughout these times, with monthly check-ins. Student officer involvement activities include: adding content to our social media, leadership training in communication, participation in Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), and functioning as liaisons between rural students and our K-12 Office. Educator’s Rising Alaska’s CTE high school pathway has undergone major updates this past year to ensure alignment with the UAS Educator’s Rising Alaska dual credit course. Middle school curriculum is a new addition. We are also continuing to offer expense-paid UAF professional development credit for teachers. EdRising is working with our other K-12 Outreach programs for continuous enhancements. We would like to introduce our new student officers Ashley, Kaitlynn and Carl, for the 2020-21 school year. Below is an introduction they have written to share more about themselves:

Ashley Dahlman, one of three of this years’ Student Officers, hiking with her dog in Kenai this summer. Photo: Courtesey of Ashley Dahlman.

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Dahlman and I am one of your EdRising State Officers for the 20-21 school year. I am in 10th grade and attend school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am excited and I’m looking forward to working with you all this year! Wishing you a great year!Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Dahlman and I am one of your EdRising State Officers for the 20-21 school year. I am in 10th grade and attend school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am excited and I’m looking forward to working with you all this year! Wishing you a great year!

Kaitlynn Gist, enjoying being out by Cook Inlet this summer.
Photo: Courtesey of Kaitlynn Gist.

Hello everyone! My name is Kaitlynn Gist. I am an 11th grader in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am interested in becoming a middle school math teacher and look forward to serving EdRising Alaska this year as a state officer. I hope you have a spectacular year and look forward to working with you!

Carl Vent, taking in a warm and green summer day in Fairbanks. Photo: Courtesy of Carl Vent.

Hi everyone, my name is Carl and I’m one of your Educators Rising State officers for the 2020-21 school year. I am in 12th grade and attend school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. I’m very excited to be working with you all on becoming a future teacher, and hoping you guys have a successful school year!!

Source: Educators Rising Alaska

Attend the virtual engineering and trades recruitment fair

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Online

Connect with employers and learn about current positions — including part-time, full-time and internship opportunities — in the engineering and trades fields on Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m.

This event is completely virtual.

Complete the post-event survey, and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Source: UAF Cornerstone