Certified food protection manager training class set for February

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager training on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.

The food safety management training will be offered via Zoom from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A computer-based certification exam is included, with proctors in Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer and Sitka. If requested, proctors may be available in additional communities.

A certified food protection manager is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with regulations. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff.

Participants must register by Feb. 6 in order to receive the study guide on time.  

Registration and more information are available online. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made seven business days in advance to the instructor, Julie Cascio, at jmcascio@alaska.edu.

The $200 fee includes one proctored certification exam. For additional information or to request another location, contact Cascio at 907-745-3677 or jmcascio@alaska.edu.

Source: UAF News and Information.

Did you know, dual enrollment programs are attracting and retaining more Alaska students into the University of Alaska system?

This segment of the “Did You Know?” series takes an in-depth look at dual enrollment programs across the UA system. Dual enrollment pathways, including Middle Colleges, the Alaska Advantage program, ANSEP Acceleration Academies, and other programs, provide a great benefit to Alaskans by improving both high school graduation rates and smoothing pathways to a successful college career — 56 percent of middle college graduates go on to enroll in a UA degree program. As the state considers legislation introduced to expand middle college programs across the entire state, the University of Alaska system is satisfying a growing demand for dual enrollment programs by offering an increasing number of accessible options for every Alaskan.

Source: UA News

ACEP Expands Summer Internship Program for 2023

Interns have played an integral role in the UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power’s development and growth, and in return ACEP has provided a launch pad for interns to continue their professional careers. The ACEP summer internship program is a 10-week summer program based in Fairbanks. It will provide opportunities for interns to gain hands-on research experience and skill development in the energy industry, while being mentored by an ACEP researcher on a specific research project.

Source: UAF News

Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

Ginny Eckert (lower left), Julie Queen (upper left), Nettie La Belle-Hamer (back), Anupma Prakash (second from left), Quentin Fong (second from right) and Kellie Fritze far right) gathered at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in June 2021. Photo courtesy of Julie Queen.

As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve in Alaska, our ability to travel to UAF facilities located throughout the state is also possible again. This in-person connection has been missing over the past year, and we are all pretty excited to engage with our colleagues again. In my role as vice chancellor for administrative services, seeing a facility first-hand and getting to know the people located there, including the research, instruction, or outreach activities taking place, has been so helpful as I familiarize myself with UAF infrastructure needs across the state. For this visit to the Alaska Sea Grant-managed Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, I was accompanied by our provost, interim vice chancellor for research, Alaska Sea Grant director and associate vice chancellor for facilities services. Science Center inspired hope for resilient programs that will move UAF forward.

Read the full article here.

Source: UAF Cornerstone Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center by Julie Queen