Alaska Works Partnership to host an Apprenticeship Fair
On February 2, 2007, the University of Alaska Southeast, Career Education, partnered with the Alaska Works Partnership to host an Apprenticeship Fair. The concept was to bring in various unions to provide demonstrations for a public event to provide education and recruiting information to the public on apprenticeships and related training programs. Hands-on educational demonstrations of job skills were presented by the following organizations:
- IBEW LOCAL 1547 PLUMBERS/PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 262
- OPERATING ENGINEERS 302
- IRONWORKERS 751/PILEDRIVERS 2520
- LABORERS LOCAL 942
- PAINTERS LOCAL 1140
- CARPENTERS LOCAL 2247
- CEMENT MASONS AND PLASTERERS LOCAL 867
- TEAMSTERS AND TECH ENGINEERS LOCAL 959
- UAS Career Education Automotive, Construction, Diesel, and Health Sciences
Ed Flanagan of Alaska Works Partnership wrote “There are around 800 eighth through twelfth graders who are now in on ‘the best kept secret in Juneau’ (the TEC). The event showcased UAS Career education to approximately 320 8th graders from both Floyd Dryden and Dzantik’i Heeni middle schools, and 450 9th through 12th graders from Juneau Douglas and Yaakoosge Daakahidi high schools. We also had one of our state representatives, a school board member, and a city councilman visit us during the event.
By all accounts, the event was a huge success and all organizations represented are excited about the opportunity to make this an annual event. Event pictures will be posted soon at the Career Education website - http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed.