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.
September 15, 2023
Arielle Ingram-David, reporter with Alaska’s News Source (KTUU), sheds light on Alaska’s maritime sector not only as one for sailing and transportation, but also for skills and trades that support maritime infrastructure. Alaska Works Partnership, a state nonprofit that provides training and opens employment opportunity for Alaskans, hosted an expo in Juneau to introduce the … Continue reading From ship to shore: The skills and trades that support the maritime sector
September 13, 2023
The new Alaska College & Career Guidance Report examines the programs and practices that can help students plan for life after high school. The report offers recommendations for those who are working as career advisors as well as educational leaders and policymakers. The report urges investment in these vital programs to create a better future for its young adults and … Continue reading New Alaska College & Career Guidance Report