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.
November 27, 2023
The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP) recently marked its 20th year of mentoring first- and second-year teachers in schools all over Alaska. Operating under the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Education, ASMP offers individualized support to new teachers and develops a teaching workforce that is responsive to the diverse student population, addressing unique academic … Continue reading ASMP Celebrates 20 Years of Mentoring Alaska Teachers
November 21, 2023
Longlining under lenticular clouds. This photo, taken by John Matzick, was part of the Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Fish From Your Point of View” contest. Joshua Warren of the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development examines the continued loss of seafood harvesting jobs. Despite the rebound from pandemic job losses in … Continue reading ICYMI: Alaska Economic Trends (November 2023)