Workforce Wednesday: Bringing a younger workforce to Anchorage

Workforce Wednesday: Bringing a younger workforce to Anchorage

On this Workforce Wednesday, we take a look at what may incentivize millennials to come to Anchorage to join the workforce.

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Workforce Wednesday: Youth Job Fair 2018

Workforce Wednesday: Youth Job Fair 2018

Helping Alaska's young adults find a solid job, even those who are still in high school.

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Workforce Wednesday: The Most Stressful Jobs in America

Workforce Wednesday: The Most Stressful Jobs in America

On this Workforce Wednesday, we are taking a look at the top nine most stressful jobs in America for 2018.

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Workforce Wednesday: The best jobs in America

Workforce Wednesday: The best jobs in America

On this Workforce Wednesday, we are taking a look at the top nine jobs in America for 2018.

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Workforce Wednesday: Saving for retirement

Workforce Wednesday: Saving for retirement

On this Workforce Wednesday, we want to help you save for your retirement. Having enough money for retirement is a concern for many people -- one generation especially.

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Workforce Wednesday: Employment Agencies

Workforce Wednesday: Employment Agencies

On this Workforce Wednesday, we take a look at employment agencies -- who can help you find a wide range of jobs.

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Workforce Wednesday: Digital marketing

Workforce Wednesday: Digital marketing

On this Workforce Wednesday, we take a look at the fields of graphic design and digital marketing.

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Workforce Wednesday: Construction apprenticeships

Workforce Wednesday: Construction apprenticeships

This week on Workforce Wednesday, a look at the four apprenticeships available in the field of construction, and how you can get started.

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Workforce Wednesday: Interviewing skills

Workforce Wednesday: Interviewing skills

On this Workforce Wednesday we are looking to give you a leg up in your next interview.

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Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts

Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts

On this week's Workforce Wednesday, we take a look at the field of Culinary arts and how you can get the training you need to start your career.

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Workforce Wednesday: Tourism in Bristol Bay

Workforce Wednesday: Tourism in Bristol Bay

On this Workforce Wednesday we are taking a look at careers in tourism, specifically in Bristol Bay.

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Workforce Wednesday: Young Fishermen's Summit

Workforce Wednesday: Young Fishermen's Summit

This week on Workforce Wednesday, we're getting you ready for a special event that could jump-start your career in the Commercial Fishing Industry.

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Workforce Wednesday: Career Coach

Workforce Wednesday: Career Coach

This week on Workforce Wednesday we take a look at the site Career Coach, which is a one-stop-shop to looking at careers, finding the training you need, and applying for work.

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Workforce Wednesday: Registered Apprenticeship

Workforce Wednesday: Registered Apprenticeship

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, so Workforce Wednesday is taking a look at registered apprenticeships.

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Workforce Wednesday: Ahtna, Incorporated

Workforce Wednesday: Ahtna, Incorporated

This week on Workforce Wednesday, we sit down with Joe Bovee and Katie Finnesand of Ahtna Corporation, to find out about jobs in their region.

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Workforce Wednesday: Weatherization

Workforce Wednesday: Weatherization

On this Workforce Wednesday we take a look at a career in weatherization, which is a field of specialists that find out how to make homes more energy efficient and stay warm in the winter.

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Workforce Wednesday: Seafood processing

Workforce Wednesday: Seafood processing

On this week's Workforce Wednesday, a look at careers in Seafood Processing in Alaska, as well as who's hiring and what you could make.

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Workforce Wednesday: Services at remote camps

Workforce Wednesday: Services at remote camps

On this Workforce Wednesday we are looking at the human services required to keep remote work camps in Alaska running.

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Workforce Wednesday: UAA School of Nursing

Workforce Wednesday: UAA School of Nursing

On this Workforce Wednesday, we are taking a look at the career of nursing.

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Workforce Wednesday: Medical Science Academy at Bartlett High School

Workforce Wednesday: Medical Science Academy at Bartlett High School

For the past eight years, Bartlett High School has been getting the next wave of medical professionals interested in the industry.

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Workforce Wednesday: The National Center for Construction Education and Research

Workforce Wednesday: The National Center for Construction Education and Research

The Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) has become a sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

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Workforce Wednesday: Software development

Workforce Wednesday: Software development

Software developers can solve all sorts of real world problems — from timing the Iron Dog race, to how the Alaska Department of Fish and Game collects data.

Workforce Wednesday: Aviation maintenance technologies

Workforce Wednesday: Aviation maintenance technologies

On this workforce Wednesday we take a look at the field of aviation maintenance technologies. A technician in this field is responsible for replacing and repairing plane parts, and diagnosing maintenance problems as they arise.

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Workforce Wednesday: STEM careers

Workforce Wednesday: STEM careers

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math, better known as STEM, are in high demand and pay well.

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Workforce Wednesday: 100th APICC Special

Workforce Wednesday: 100th APICC Special

We celebrate 100 editions of Workforce Wednesday by inviting long-time friend of the program, Martha peck, and Craig Crawford to discuss the impact APICC, Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium, has had for job seekers in Alaska.

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Workforce Wednesday: Human Resources

Workforce Wednesday: Human Resources

On this Workforce Wednesday, getting you started in a career in the in-demand field of human resources.

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Workforce Wednesday: Aviation Job Fair

Workforce Wednesday: Aviation Job Fair

On this Workforce Wednesday, a job fair that is looking to connect Alaskan pilots with airlines looking to hire.

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Workforce Wednesday: Promising Industries

Workforce Wednesday: Promising Industries

For today's Workforce Wednesday, we sat down with State Economist Neil Fried who discussed what industries provided the best opportunities for someone in Alaska hoping to join the workforce.

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Workforce Wednesday: Drilling

Workforce Wednesday: Drilling

Drilling is one of the most in-demand career paths in Alaska today.

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Workforce Wednesday: Dental laboratory technician

Workforce Wednesday: Dental laboratory technician

A Dental Laboratory Technician is a career in the medical field which directly impacts a person's day-to-day life and requires attention to detail.

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Workforce Wednesday: Police and fire at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Workforce Wednesday: Police and fire at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Careers in Airport Police and Fire at Ted Stevens International Airport include rigorous training, multiple career paths and great pay. Not only that, but there are several requirements that need to be met for consideration.

Workforce Wednesday: Heavy diesel technology

Workforce Wednesday: Heavy diesel technology

Heavy diesel technology is a profession that keeps boats, bulldozers, semi trucks and cranes running year-round. Diesel mechanics begin earning $18 to $30 an hour to well over $100,000 a year, depending on experience.

Workforce Wednesday: Marine coating

Workforce Wednesday: Marine coating

Marine coating is a profession that protects Alaska’s ships from corrosion, marine growth and more. Mike Ritz, a co-owner of Alaska Marine Coatings, says there is a lot of surface preparation which means it’s a very physical occupation.

Workforce Wednesday: Working on soft skills

Workforce Wednesday: Working on soft skills

Before job seekers get to show their hard skills, like working with their hands, they have to have soft skills — work ethic, attitude and timeliness.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers as a crane operator

Workforce Wednesday: Careers as a crane operator

Cranes are used all across the construction industry, according to David Myers with STG Incorporated, who joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday morning.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in water and wastewater treatment

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in water and wastewater treatment

Alaskans looking for a job with transferable skills to Lower 48 can look no further than a career in water and wastewater treatment.

Workforce Wednesday: Helmets to Hardhats

Workforce Wednesday: Helmets to Hardhats

Alaska Helmets to Hardhats is a program by Alaska Works Partnership along with Alaska Department of Labor that connects veterans or people exiting the military to free classes and training for careers in construction.

Workforce Wednesday: Healthcare apprenticeships

Workforce Wednesday: Healthcare apprenticeships

Four new health care apprenticeships are now available through the Alaska Primary Care Association.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in fabrication

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in fabrication

Careers in fabrication involve taking raw materials and making something useful out of them. One example is making control systems for the oil and gas industry.

Workforce Wednesday: Keeping employees fit for work

Workforce Wednesday: Keeping employees fit for work

Sometimes landing the job is just the start of the process. Employees often need need to prove they are fit to work before starting the job.

Workforce Wednesday: Maritime industry apprenticeships

Workforce Wednesday: Maritime industry apprenticeships

The Calista Corporation has partnered with AVTEC in Seward for an entry-level apprenticeship program aimed at high school students and graduates.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in the maritime industry

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in the maritime industry

Careers in Alaska’s maritime industry are high paying, and have a huge impact on the economy. Jobs can be varied from seafood harvesting, offshore oil and gas to arctic research.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in behavioral health for rural Alaskans

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in behavioral health for rural Alaskans

The Rural Human Services program connects rural Alaskans to careers in healthcare and behavioral health.

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a power dispatcher

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a power dispatcher

Power dispatchers are the people who help keep the lights on for Alaskans from Anchorage to Cooper Landing.

Workforce Wednesday: SkillsUSA Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: SkillsUSA Alaska

SkillsUSA Alaska holds a competition every year aimed at getting Alaska high school students ready for a well-paying career early.

Workforce Wednesday: Economic opportunities

Workforce Wednesday: Economic opportunities

In the face of an economic downturn in Alaska, some may be wondering if there are jobs to be had.

Workforce Wednesday: Geospatial Science

Workforce Wednesday: Geospatial Science

There are more than 2 million images of Alaska dating back to the 1930s, all used to monitor changes due to climate, earthquakes, volcanoes and coastal erosion.

Workforce Wednesday: MAPTS trains workers for Alaska’s resource industries

Workforce Wednesday: MAPTS trains workers for Alaska’s resource industries

Careers in construction and oil and gas have to start somewhere. The University of Alaska system has an affiliated training school for those industries in Juneau, Anchorage and Soldotna.

Workforce Wednesday: Engineering in Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: Engineering in Alaska

Alaska is home to dozens of engineering specialties, ranging from civil to mechanical, aerospace to ship building.

Workforce Wednesday: Looking to the past to understand future careers

Workforce Wednesday: Looking to the past to understand future careers

University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Terence Cole has been looking to Alaska’s past to gain insight into the future of careers in our state.

Workforce Wednesday: Miner Training

Workforce Wednesday: Miner Training

People looking for a career in mining and wanting to get hands on training can now get their hands dirty, and learn soft skills like employability.

Workforce Wednesday: Maritime careers through a new training program

Workforce Wednesday: Maritime careers through a new training program

Including various islands, Alaska has nearly 34,000 miles of shoreline, according to Fly Alaska. That means there are a lot of opportunities for employment in the maritime sector.

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a veterinarian

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a veterinarian

From sled dogs and house cats to seals and bears, veterinarians in Alaska have a wide variety of animals to care for. The pay isn’t bad either.

Workforce Wednesday: Millwrights

Workforce Wednesday: Millwrights

Millwrights are precision industrial mechanics that work on compressors, turbines and other heavy equipment. This field includes high paying jobs servicing equipment that keeps Alaska’s major industries, like fishing and mining, afloat.

Workforce Wednesday: Air Traffic Controllers

Workforce Wednesday: Air Traffic Controllers

A career as an air traffic controller comes with high stakes and potentially high wages. According to the Alaska Department of Labor it is one of the top jobs in the state, and is projected to grow.

Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities within the Municipality of Anchorage

Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities within the Municipality of Anchorage

The Municipality of Anchorage is hosting a free “job shop” aimed at supporting residents looking for employment.

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a pyrotechnician

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a pyrotechnician

Becoming a pyrotechnician involves math and physics, according to Ashleigh Russell with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium. It’s not just lighting fuses.

Workforce Wednesday: 2 ways to make it easier to land the job

Workforce Wednesday: 2 ways to make it easier to land the job

Getting an interview for a new job can be stressful — what to put on the resume, how to tailor that cover letter, etc. Luckily, there are some things that a job seeker can do to make the process easier.

Workforce Wednesday: Fire Island Bakery and the keys to community business

Workforce Wednesday: Fire Island Bakery and the keys to community business

Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop does more than just worry about the bottom line. The family-owned artisan bakery organizes outreach programs with communities in Anchorage.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in mining

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in mining

One of the consistently highest paying careers in Alaska is the mining industry. Currently, there are six active mines producing gold, silver, zinc, lead and coal.

Workforce Wednesday: Cargo careers at FedEx

Workforce Wednesday: Cargo careers at FedEx

Careers in corralling cargo is what FedEx is all about — especially at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Workforce Wednesday: Employers, businesses thankful for workers, customers

Workforce Wednesday: Employers, businesses thankful for workers, customers

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, Workforce Wednesday showcased employers and let them spread their messages of gratitude.

Workforce Wednesday: Apprenticeships in Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: Apprenticeships in Alaska

Did you know there are over 300 apprenticeship programs right here in Alaska? If you’re looking to earn while you learn, an apprenticeship could be right up your alley.

Workforce Wednesday: Getting veterans ‘job ready’

Workforce Wednesday: Getting veterans ‘job ready’

Veterans searching for a career in the civilian world can run into difficulties transitioning. A job fair scheduled to take place at the University Center Mall is intended to get veterans “job ready.”

Workforce Wednesday: Considering a career in public safety

Workforce Wednesday: Considering a career in public safety

Careers in public safety consist on much more than a badge and gun, as Daybreak learned Wednesday.

Workforce Wednesday: Project Manager

Workforce Wednesday: Project Manager

Looking to put your organizational and communication skills to work? Then a career in project management might be in your wheelhouse.

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming an ultrasound technician

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming an ultrasound technician

Looking for a career in the health industry? Do you love working with technology? If you answered yes, then becoming an ultrasound technician might be your match.

Workforce Wednesday: Beer brewing and the process industry

Workforce Wednesday: Beer brewing and the process industry

In Alaska, there are 28 active breweries with eight more in the planning stages. But whether companies are turning crude oil to fuel or grain into beer, both are part of the process industry.

Workforce Wednesday: Boosting employability skills

Workforce Wednesday: Boosting employability skills

The coffee industry in Alaska is big business. One company in particular is helping to bring top quality, first time job seekers into the workforce.

Workforce Wednesday: Business helps people find jobs in Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: Business helps people find jobs in Alaska

It’s the business of finding a job — local employment matchmakers do background checks and fit the skills of people looking for work to those in-demand jobs.

Workforce Wednesday: All about drones

Workforce Wednesday: All about drones

When it comes to drones, and the broad range of business uses — and career opportunities — might be surprising.

Workforce Wednesday: Youth careers

Workforce Wednesday: Youth careers

My House in Wasilla has been helping give a “hand up” to homeless and troubled youth for almost three years.

Workforce Wednesday: Success stories

Workforce Wednesday: Success stories

If you’ve watched Daybreak regularly, you’ve seen our Workforce Wednesday segment, looking to get Alaskans a great paying career right here in Alaska.

Workforce Wednesday: ASD and APD’s joint hiring initiative

Workforce Wednesday: ASD and APD’s joint hiring initiative

Looking for a new career? Is someone you know job searching as well? The Anchorage Police Department (APD) and Anchorage School District (ASD) are teaming up to fill the gaps in their workforce.

Workforce Wednesday: How UAA can help you get a new job

Workforce Wednesday: How UAA can help you get a new job

The University of Alaska Anchorage can help you get a better a career in the long run, but did you know that you can actually get paid while you go to school?

Workforce Wednesday: Looking at the future of Alaska’s job market

Workforce Wednesday: Looking at the future of Alaska’s job market

Have you always known what you wanted to do with your career, or do you want to switch it up but don’t know where to start? Are you worried about job stability in the state?

Workforce Wednesday: Adding more tools to the toolbox

Workforce Wednesday: Adding more tools to the toolbox

Many job seekers want to know: How can I become more marketable?

Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities in carpentry

Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities in carpentry

On Wednesday, Car-Ann Carty, with the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC), visited Daybreak to discuss careers in carpentry.

Workforce Wednesday: Coffee shops, carts and cafes

Workforce Wednesday: Coffee shops, carts and cafes

Anchorage is second to Seattle for having the most coffee carts per capita, according to the National Coffee Association.

Workforce Wednesday: The spirit of small business in Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: The spirit of small business in Alaska

Jumpstarting your career in small business in Alaska takes an entrepreneurial spirit.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in information technology

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in information technology

On this Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak looked at careers in information technology, better known as IT.

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a firefighter

Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a firefighter

There are more than a dozen new firefighters working in Anchorage the first week of July, as the Anchorage Fire Department ends its training academy.

Workforce Wednesday: 10 skills to master to impress an employer

Workforce Wednesday: 10 skills to master to impress an employer

Getting a job is all about knowing what to do and what not to do in order to get that interview, then climb the ladder, especially as the state’s job force becomes more competitive.

Workforce Wednesday: Social Service

Workforce Wednesday: Social Service

It’s a career that allows you to impact someone’s future or even save a life. There are a lot of careers in social service available in Alaska right now.

Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers

Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers

Safety on the job is a big part of working in Alaska. From being “bear aware” to learning how to safely climb towers and bridges, careers in health, safety and environment, or H.S.E., are in demand.

Workforce Wednesday: Environmental Technicians

Workforce Wednesday: Environmental Technicians

It’s a career that pays you to work outside while helping to protect the environment.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in auto body repair

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in auto body repair

It’s a career that may require little to no experience and might pay more than you’d expect.

Workforce Wednesday: Water treatment facility operator

Workforce Wednesday: Water treatment facility operator

Anchorage has some of the best drinking water in the country. We use more than 25 million gallons per day.

Workforce Wednesday: Career training for high school students

Workforce Wednesday: Career training for high school students

Getting job experience while in high school or on summer break can payoff when you graduate.

Workforce Wednesday: Career exploration and workplace maturity

Workforce Wednesday: Career exploration and workplace maturity

From critical thinking and communication, to teamwork and time management, Excel Alaska helps students in rural, western Alaska learn critical “employability” skills.

Workforce Wednesday: Administrative careers

Workforce Wednesday: Administrative careers

Administrative Professional: A career that applies to any industry and comes with plenty of room for advancement.

Workforce Wednesday: Auto Tech Careers

Workforce Wednesday: Auto Tech Careers

Automotive technicians and specialists are who companies turn to when repairs are needed for fleets of vehicles.

Workforce Wednesday: Plumbing and Steamfitting

Workforce Wednesday: Plumbing and Steamfitting

Want to break into the industry of one of the highest paid trades in Alaska? .

Workforce Wednesday: Travel and Tourism

Workforce Wednesday: Travel and Tourism

Alaska is expected to see record numbers of visitors this year, which means more potential jobs in the tourism industry.

Workforce Wednesday: Renewable energy careers

Workforce Wednesday: Renewable energy careers

The renewable energy industry is a growing with a wide range of professionals — like lawyers, engineers and financiers — bringing projects to life.

Workforce Wednesday: Iron work careers

Workforce Wednesday: Iron work careers

From helping create bridges and buildings to highways and homes, it’s one of the construction industry’s most demanding careers: iron workers.

Workforce Wednesday: Food service and hospitality careers in Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: Food service and hospitality careers in Alaska

A career in the food service and hospitality industry is perfect for those with a friendly personality that also enjoys serving others.

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in Logistics

Workforce Wednesday: Careers in Logistics

In Alaska, logistics is more than just working for FedEx or UPS. It means everything from food to fuel, cars and clothes coming through the Port of Anchorage.

Workforce Wednesday: How to become a heavy equipment operator

Workforce Wednesday: How to become a heavy equipment operator

From loaders and dozers to excavators and graders, Patrick Rose, the outreach coordinator with Northern Industrial Training (NIT) joined Daybreak Wednesday to give insight on careers as a heavy machine operator.

Workforce Wednesday: Martha Peck

Workforce Wednesday: Martha Peck

Finding great careers in Alaska, for Alaskans. This week on Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak introduced a woman who can help your kid get an early jump on a high-paying dream job.