Workforce Wednesday: Regional training centers
This week on Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak looked at training centers across the state that’s making first class work experiences more accessible to Alaskans, even in the most remote locations.
Alaska has a handful of regional training centers around the state. They’re public nonprofit centers created to give people training in areas such as operating heavy equipment, occupational safety and health care. For example, you can be trained to use heavy duty safety gear that’s needed for those who work on an oil rig or in a marine environment.
Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium said getting this special training can open doors to a great career.
“You would be amazed at some of the facilities that they have,” Ketterling said. “But AVTEC in Seward has a state of the art, world class training facility where you can learn to drive a super tanker to any port in the world, and then there’s also some occupational health and safety training, most centers offer some health care occupational training. Ilisagvik College in Barrow creates training programs very specific to industry needs and timely to their projects.”
Where’s the closest training center to you? Watch the video above to learn more.