AMEC: 2024 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training Education

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Maritime Education Consortium was designated as a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. The designation recognizes and promotes support to post-secondary maritime training programs that prepare students for careers in the maritime industry.

Maritime education and training is important for all of Alaska. I am proud of the work done by AVTEC and the University to provide nationally recognized training to Alaskans in this important industry. — Cathy Muñoz, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The Center of Excellence designation, which is valid for five years, reflects the ongoing commitment of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the University of Alaska to train Alaskans to work in in-demand jobs across the state.

See the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) February 16, 2024 designation letter. 

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The University of Alaska Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative and the industry-led group, Maritime Works, regularly collaborate to advance maritime workforce development in Alaska. The status and outcomes of their work are captured in the following reports.

Read the latest update:

2023 UA FSMI Annual Report

2021 UA FSMI Annual Report 

2019 UA FSMI Annual Report

2018 UA FSMI Annual Report

2017 UA FSMI Annual Report