Workforce Development Plans

Workforce Plans

UA plays a critical role in the development and implementation of workforce development initiatives resulting in comprehensive plans and strategies to address the need for a highly-qualified labor force for key Alaska industries. 
Career & technical Education


UA is the most comprehensive provider of career and technical education (CTE) training in Alaska. With more than 200 programs in workforce development, students have opportunities to earn certificates and degrees in two years or less.

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities can provide resources to further workforce development in Alaska. The Technical Vocational Education Program provides grants to career and technical education entities for industry-specific, on-the-job and classroom training.
Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

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.


Alaska Industry Report - Healthcare

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.

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 Career Coach

Career Coach

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.


  • A sky-high partnership

    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 РUAA Green and Gold
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  • Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

    July 09, 2021

    As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve in Alaska, our ability to travel to UAF facilities located throughout the state is also possible again. This in-person connection has been missing over the past year, and we are all pretty excited to engage with our colleagues again. In my role as vice chancellor for administrative services, seeing … Continue reading Friday Focus: Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
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