Alaska Job Corps Center

Over the last year, a team of Alaska Job Corps students from the carpentry, building construction technology and electrical trades united to build a new Security/Transportation Office at the entrance to the Center. The new building serves as a welcome center and security checkpoint for Center staff, students and all visitors. Carpentry students laid out [...]

Employers gathered at the Alaska Job Corps Center on Thursday, Oct. 26, for the semi-annual Workforce Summit Council luncheon. Several dozen partners attended the meeting, where they provided input and feedback on how Alaska Job Corps can offer the best possible training to produce the highest quality employees and successful members of the U.S. workforce. [...]

Thanks to the Financial Reality Foundation, Alaska Job Corps Center students got real with all the aspects of personal finance during the Get Real! Financial Reality Fair held on the Center on Thursday, Sept. 28. Students learned how to make budgets, how best to spend, or save, their money, and what could happen if they [...]

Some of them cooked meals for firefighters battling wildfires. Others provided security for a major solar eclipse event by working side-by-side with local law enforcement. During the last couple of weeks, 15 Alaska Job Corps students traveled to the Timber Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Estacada, Oregon, where they worked up to 16 [...]

The seats in the Alaska Job Corps Center gym were filled with students and family members from all over Alaska and even the world, many of them holding roses, carnations and other flowers, as they celebrated the graduation of 77 students on Friday, Aug. 25. Thirty-four students from all trades actually walked the stage to [...]

In a concerted effort to increase the number of highly skilled and qualified employees moving into Alaska’s workforce, the Alaska Job Corps Center is working with its many employer partners to lead the way in enhancing apprenticeship opportunities for its graduates. “Alaska Job Corps is leading a broad-based effort to place our graduates directly into [...]

Throughout the month of July, students at the Alaska Job Corps Center rallied around the importance of different cultures at both the Center and from around the world. They celebrated diversity and culture through multiple events, held every Thursday during July, which they called “Culture Con” month. The Alaska Job Corps Center is highly diverse, [...]

As part of the United Way of Mat-Su’s “Play 60” event held on July 12 at the Curtis Menard Sports Center, eight talented students from Alaska Job Corps demonstrated important aspects of Alaska Native culture to more than 100 children and even to two Seattle Seahawks football stars. The “Play 60” event is held each [...]

As part of National Safety Month in June, the Alaska Job Corps Center held a Safety Fair on campus on Friday, June 30, to emphasize the importance of practicing safety every single day. Students in each of the nine trades taught at the Center—Carpentry, Building Construction Technology, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Electrical, Accounting Services, Office [...]

Community partners, employers and representatives of various organizations met at the Alaska Job Corps Center on Thursday, June 22, for Alaska Job Corps’ quarterly Community Relations Council luncheon. Among the Alaska Job Corps partners that attended the meeting were representatives from the City of Palmer, the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, [...]