Training Tomorrow's Workforce Today
Preparing a qualified workforce is one of the most important missions of the university, as is represented in the UA Workforce Development Priorities and Guidelines. UA is committed to preparing today's students to be the next generation workforce, recognizing that tomorrow's careers will require advanced skills, greater knowledge and more flexibility than ever before. The Office of Workforce Development's role is to facilitate industry-driven training and degree programs focused on providing skilled Alaskan workers for Alaska jobs.
UA provides various dual enrollment options to expand access to postsecondary for K-12 students, from classroom or online courses to middle college to college-level courses being delivered through agreements with school districts.
UA Workforce Reports Feature Graduate & Employment Outcomes
- The University of Alaska offers more than 200 programs in workforce development from
non-credit industry certifications to advanced degrees.
- UA and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development collaborated to produce workforce reports on key Alaska industries.
- The workforce reports illustrate UA graduate outcomes and employment success.
- Data demonstrates that higher education increases income, reduces unemployment, increases
Alaska hire rates and increases job retention.
- Reports can be used to assess UA programs and graduate outcomes, guide program development and investment and aid students in program selection.
Career Coach is a free tool for current and prospective students to match interests to a career, learn about in-demand careers, browse programs tied to jobs and find current job postings in Alaska. Download: Flyer 1 or Flyer 2
UA Workforce Development News
UA Workforce Development has a blog. Click here to learn about funding opportunities, see what is new in workforce development around the state and receive information on federal initiatives. To receive regular updates, provide your email address on the left column of the blog.
Pogo loader donation benefits CTC diesel, heavy equipment program
June 08, 2023
Above: Students stand with university and Pogo Mine leaders in front of an underground loader that Pogo Mine donated to the UAF Community and Technical College Diesel and Heavy Equipment program. UAF photo by Eric Engman. A donated underground loader from Northern Star Resources – Pogo Mine will let University of Alaska Fairbanks students train … Continue reading Pogo loader donation benefits CTC diesel, heavy equipment program
Alaska Economic Trends (June 2023)
June 06, 2023
On the Cover: At the top: an extended da Vinci vessel sealer. Alaska now has 11 da Vinci machines for robotic assisted surgery. The newest was installed at BartlettRegional Hospital in Juneau in May, the first for Southeast. Image © 2019 Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Below, the Susitna River near Denali Highway, with Mount Deborah … Continue reading Alaska Economic Trends (June 2023)