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NIT Expands Facility and More News


A campus expansion is underway at NIT. Construction on a new state-of the-art, 8,000ft2 began in July 2010. The construction efforts are led by the leadership and vision of NIT Owner, Chris Crum, and President Joe Crum who have dedicated their lives to educating Alaskans.

With the addition of this specialized facility NIT will now be able to offer certified welding and testing programs open to the public. There will be 12 welding stations all equipped with state of the art equipment.

NIT will expand Pipefitting, Roustabout, Electrical, Carpentry, and Mechanics courses when construction is completed. The new building will be located next to NIT’s main campus on the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. Students will receive classroom instruction and hands-on training at the same location.

The Crum family and the NIT team strive to provide all Alaskans with innovative programs and curriculum that lead to a career path in Alaska. Thank you to the Mat-Su Borough, City of Palmer, and City of Wasilla for your continued support.

Watch for regular updates on construction progress at www.nitalaska.com


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NIT has been selected by Kaplan EduNeering, a leading provider of compliance and knowledge management solutions, to be a partner in training the Alaskan workforce on courses covering Ethics, Compliance, Energy and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) regulations.

“This partnership will expand the learning opportunities for thousands of Alaskan-based individuals, giving them access to world-class courses to improve safety, enhance performance and meet state and federal regulations,” said Lisa Clune, President of Kaplan EduNeering. “Our online content and enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) provides an ideal complement to NIT’s robust in-person training and certification programs.

Most important, companies will be able to address the latest regulations and help employees attain critical job qualifications in less time.”Added Krista Gonder, NIT officer: “We are excited to have authoritative computer-based courses from Kaplan EduNeering to round out our instructor-based programs. For many Alaskans, the convenience of the Web will translate into a continuous learning experience.”

This online platform offers solutions to companies in critical industries including energy, engineering and construction, healthcare and life science. Through these solutions, companies are able to achieve compliance with the requirements of DOT, OSHA, EPA, and State regulatory agencies. The courses facilitate the deployment of training to both employees and subcontractors on company-specific policies, job skills and compliance topics.  All learning activities are validated by the learner and documented in audit-ready format to facilitate monitoring, management and regulatory reporting.

Contact Krista Gonder for an onsite demonstration at (907) 357-6400.

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NIT has a new conference and training facility available to accommodate your   companies meeting and training needs! This new state of the art facility is located in Palmer at the NIT Campus on the Palmer-Wasilla HWY. The large training room is over 1600 sq ft. features three 60” TV’s, podium with microphone, audio/visual with laptop connections for your power point presentations and/or other media, DVD/VCR, 40 tables and 80 chairs are easily movable to accommodate any  configuration.

There are two private restrooms located next to the training room, and a large kitchen facility. The kitchen is equipped with a commercial coffee maker, microwave, oven/range, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.

Call or email Heidi at NIT for availability and rates. 357-6400 or  heidi.king(at)nitalaska.com

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In Spring 2010, NIT received a training grant sponsored in part by the Alaska       Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. This grant provided rural Alaskans the opportunity to obtain their Commercial Driver License (CDL).

The three week (168 hour) CDL Training/ Licensing program also included First aid/CPR, North Slope Training Cooperative training (NSTC) and Forklift certification.

A total of 12 participants attended this training. They traveled from Illiamna, Dillingham, New Halen, Chefornak, Kokhanok, Kipnuk and Elim.

NIT also partnered with Illiamna Development Corporation and Kawerak, Inc. to assist with the participant travel expenses.

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NIT volunteered at the Mat-Su Miners Game on July 1st. NIT owners and staff were on hand to BBQ hamburgers for all the fans to enjoy at a good old fashion baseball game. NIT is a huge supporter of the Miners, from donating gear bags to maintaining the ball field. NIT is also assisting with the new concession stand at the Miners baseball field. Beautiful weather, tasty treats, and an exciting game made it a fun night for all to enjoy!


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- Waylon Olson

right col bottom ATSSA Traffic Control Flagging

August 4, 2010

This course is developed by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). The goal of the ATSSA program is to provide trained and responsible flaggers to the nation’s roadways, thus enhancing traffic safety for workers and road users.

Hazwoper – 8 Hr Annual Refresher

August 3, 2010

Required refresher to maintain a 40-Hour Hazwoper certification, OSHA 1910.120 and 49 CFR 172.700   Refresher must be taken by expiring date of current certification.


August 6, 2010 or August 13, 2010

Any company or contract employee who works unescorted at the various field-operating areas or is permanently assigned to an operating area such as the North Slope must complete, as a mini- mum, the “Unescorted” program.

MSHA Surface

August 2 & 3 or August 5 & 6

This is a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) course. A Part 48, Subpart B 16 hour inexperienced surface minor certification.

OSHA Forklift

Call for Schedule

This program includes classroom and hands on training and testing for the safe operation of indus- trial sit down counter balance powered forklifts, to meet OSHA Standards.

First Aid & CPR (American Red Cross)

August 2, 2010 or August 5, 2010

This program prepares you for emergencies and gives you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. From CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator, this training will help you stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation.

Alive at 25

August 18, 2010 or Sept. 22, 2010

This 4-hour National Safety Council program is designed specifically for young adults between the ages of 16 thru 24. This course is designed to be an early intervention program to prevent future traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities. This allows for a two point reduction or a two point credit for one year on a student’s driving record.

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

August 21, 2010 or Sept. 25, 2010

This program covers preventative measures, uses the what-if strategy, and discusses traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities. This allows for a two-point reduction or a two point credit for one year on a student’s driving record.


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