Direct Job Training Resources to Meet Industry Needs

The most recent example of the Division directing job training resources to meet industry needs is the State Energy Sector Partnership federal grant award. In partnership with the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, the Division crafted a proposal for $3.6 million in funding, targeting the following:

Another example is that during the summer of 2009, the Division oversaw the creation of a new summer youth employment program providing work experience for youth age 14 to 24 that helped these new workers meet industry demand. More than 950 low-income, disadvantaged youth participated in a variety work experiences around the state. Over 90 percent of the youth successfully completed work experience training and assessment, and 187 of the youth placed in temporary summer jobs were retained by their employer after the program.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.