Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

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 [...]

There are now many new Red Card holders in the State of Alaska and  they received their certification at the Alaska Job Corps. This is a supplemental tool in the Alaska Job Corps students’ toolbox.  The primary goal of Alaska Job Corps is to train and place students in careers.  In addition to the nine [...]

For weeks students have been building and creating products for sale for an economic lesson at the Alaska Job Corps Center.  As part of their training and academics, they planned, designed, and penciled out projects which they could afford (using training achievements) as currency.  Then they purchased their materials, built their prototypes, refined the design [...]

Amazing Workforce Summit at Alaska Job Corps Center “How did you get so many employers to this function?” was the frequently asked question at the Alaska Job Corps Workforce Summit on November 17.  The full size basketball court was packed with CEO’s, managing business partners, major employers and human relations managers from around the state.  [...]

Winter darkness is pervasive in the higher latitudes and along with the darkness comes feelings of sadness and often depression.  Recognizing this fact is a part of ongoing counseling and concern at the Alaska Job Corps Center.  We know that employment training and academic success depend fully on students’ health and outlook. Here are a [...]

It was the International Day of Peace of September 21.  On the evening news you saw violence escalate in Charlotte, killings in Texas, assaults in Paris, weekend explosions in New York City; an air raid in Greece and hundreds of migrants, dying at sea while trying flee war and poverty.  And these were the big [...]

The BLM Alaska State Facilities/Property Manager says it best:  “Job Corps students strive to do the very best they can.” And Manager Alan Lorimer he should know because has been overseeing and encouraging  Job Corps students’ work at BLM work sites for a very long time. What has been the best aspect of the Job [...]

Suicide is a critical issue in Alaska.  On September 7, during Suicide Awareness Week, Alaska Job Corps students attended a powerful forum—the Journey— “Don’t Go It Alone”at the Mat Su College branch of the University of Alaska. The main speaker was the Executive Director of the Alaska Children’s Trust; Trevor Storrs is a leader in [...]

The Alaska Job Corps program is more than a daily eight hour training program, five days a week. Both after class and on weekends, students continue to participate in leisure time activities with a purpose. Last weekend several students joined AKJCC Career Prep Instructor on an ascent of Matanuska Peak, 6119’. This is a strenuous [...]