Alaska Job Corps Center

It is never too early to start students on the path to career success. The Alaska Job Corps Center held an all-day Career Readiness Fair on Wednesday, June 7, to prepare students for lifelong achievement in the workforce.

The Alaska Job Corps Center hosted dozens of employers and community partners at its second-ever Workforce Summit Council luncheon on Thursday, May 25. The event was attended by a broad and diverse array of employers who interacted with Job Corps instructors, students and staff to learn more about Alaska Job Corps, and what Alaska Job [...]

When Greg Howard, Alaska Job Corps Center’s current Water and Wastewater Treatment Instructor, first came to Job Corps in 2014, he was a student on a mission. He was determined to gain the knowledge and skills he needed to launch him into a career in water and wastewater treatment. Before Greg came to Alaska Job [...]

Being green is a way of life at the Alaska Job Corps Center, and that commitment to sustainability was recognized on Thursday when the Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling program presented Alaska Job Corps with the 2016 Outstanding Community Recycling Program award. The award was presented to Alaska Job Corps representatives at ALPAR’s annual [...]

Palmer, Alaska— On Wednesday, April 26, students at the Alaska Job Corps Center were absolutely captivated during a dynamic presentation by famous tobacco addiction researcher Victor DeNoble on the science of addiction and how it affects the brain.  DeNoble’s talk, which lasted about an hour, told the story of how he and his research partner [...]

Last week, more than 100 students at the Alaska Job Corps Center signed pledges against bullying and violence as part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. As part of this special week, the Youth to Youth Partners for Peace (Y2Y P4P) group organized and implemented activities to raise awareness and prevent bullying and youth violence [...]

More than 50 students from the Alaska Job Corps Center walked the talk against violence in Alaska at the Choose Respect March held in Wasilla on Thursday, March 23. During the march, the students led with a “Choose Respect” banner and carried multiple posters proclaiming everything from “You are loved” to “Choose love” and “Stop [...]

Over the last year, a group of hard-working students from the Electrical, Carpentry and Building Construction Technology trades at the Alaska Job Corps Center in Palmer united as a team to complete a 6000 square foot remodel of the Bureau of Land Management Campbell Tract Facility in Anchorage, Alaska. This is the largest, and longest, [...]

Employers and representatives of various organizations met at the Alaska Job Corps Center on Thursday, March 9, for the first Community Relations Council meeting of the year. The employers and representatives came from organizations like the Matanuska Electric Association, Governor Walker’s Office, the Alaska Department of Labor, NeighborWorks Alaska, the City of Palmer and the [...]

The gym was packed as the Alaska Job Corps Center Student Government Association held a mock SGA meeting on Friday, March 3, to demonstrate the purpose and process of the association. The SGA members introduced themselves and their roles within the group to the entire student body. During the mock meeting, the SGA invited ideas [...]