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.
Associate Vice President
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 09, 2021
Last fall, UAA announced its Fast Track Certificate program. This year, the Municipality of Anchorage has collaborated with the university with a $3 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant that broadens the scope of the Fast Track program. The ARPA grant provides funds for 30 lower-division credit hours of a one-year occupational endorsement certificate … Continue reading Fast Track Certificates 2.0
July 16, 2021
UAA and the Anchorage School District unveil a new partnership between King Tech High School and the Community & Technical College’s Aviation Technology Division to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn their private pilot license. Read the full article here. Source: A sky-high partnership – UAA Green and Gold