State of Alaska Archives: on Jobs


Sarah Palin: Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills

We have some great news to share about a successful partnership involving the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This venture produced the Alaska Construction Academy, and now, more than 2,300 middle and high school students and 320 adults are learning new skills--such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding and drywall finishing. The academy started as a pilot program in Anchorage to attract and train young people and adults to first jobs in the Alaska construction industry

This program has been so successful, more will follow elsewhere statewide. Graduates will help fill the 1,000 construction jobs that are needed annually.

Out of the first group of 113 Anchorage adult graduates, 77% were hired and increased their earnings 40% in the two quarters following their training. Adult classes are offered at various times, based on community employer needs, and will be expanded to include weatherization programs.

Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: August 2008 Newsletter Aug 20, 2008

Sarah Palin: Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - I will leverage job-training dollars through efficiencies in government, private sector partnerships, and responsible investments in job training opportunities that result in good jobs for Alaskans. I look forward to working with a cross section of citizen advisors who represent private sector employers’ educational institutions, union and non-union training programs and other workforce development professionals on the Alaska Workforce Investment Board. With their advice, we can meet the rapidly growing need for trained workers. I am a strong proponent of vocational and technical curriculum in our schools and will focus on this area to get our workforce ready for the future. I don’t want to see an importation of Alaska’s workforce when we have untapped talent here in the state, anxious for training and anxious for the opportunity to work.
Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska Nov 3, 2006

Sarah Palin: Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers

Workforce Readiness for Students: Alaska’s youth have tremendous career opportunities in the skilled trades if they have adequate training. I will charge the Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) with drawing upon its considerable expertise to develop a pilot program aimed at increasing awareness of vocational career opportunities for our younger students through a partnership with industries facing worker shortages. The pilot will be industry-focused and include a streamlined and efficient administrative process to encourage industry participation. It will consider children’s safety first and be designed with exciting field trips and industry-based learning activities.
Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska Nov 3, 2006

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