Posts Tagged ‘alaska job corps’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Palmer, Alaska—Some came from far away and some came from nearby. Either way, 63 students finished their career training at the Alaska Job Corps Center in Palmer and graduated on Friday, Feb. 24. From Akiachak to Arizona, and from Seward to Scammon Bay, these students had much to be proud of on this very special day. Community leaders, friends, family, alumni, colleagues, employers and staff watched these students as they were honored one by one and received their diplomas.

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 [...]

The Alaska Job Corps Center does not take safety for granted.  Their program is far more comprehensive than the standard safety program focusing on standard trips and falls.  And that is why the Alaska Job Corps leads the way as a center with a strong safety culture. In any organization safety discussions can be tedious.  [...]

Andrew Bruketta is leaving the Alaska Job Corps for a job. And it isn’t just any old job. It is a highly skilled position, with excellent benefits, leave and expected to pay well over 60,000 a year. Andrew says frankly that Job Corps is whatever you make it. “Just show up and put in the [...]

It looked like a ski lodge at first, with people sitting on chairs and benches and wearing their parkas and hats.  Nearly two feet of fresh snow surrounded the building.  But missing from the ski lodge portrait was the fancy gear and bright colors. In fact some of the people had towels wrapped around them. [...]