Delta Constructors and Calista Finalize Workforce Development Agreement

Jan 5, 2023 | Alaska Native, Construction, News

Ed Gohr (left) and Andrew Guy (right)

Delta Constructors CEO Ed Gohr (left) and Calista Corp. President/CEO Andrew Guy (right) finalize an agreement to expand workforce development.

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Delta Constructors and Calista Corporation finalized an agreement to expand development of the construction trades workforce.

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Per the agreement, Delta and Calista will work together to achieve expanded employment opportunities for Alaska Native corporation shareholders throughout Alaska. The agreement streamlines communication and aligns the two organizations to better inform, encourage, and support the delivery of skill-building opportunities.

Especially in rural communities, there are limited opportunities to participate in internships, apprenticeship programs, and trade schools. Delta and Calista have long been committed supporters of skill development through those avenues. This partnership expands Delta’s reach and broadens the employment opportunities it can provide to Alaska Native corporation shareholders.

“This partnership with Calista strengthens Delta’s commitment to lead the opportunity to train and develop much needed skilled trades across Alaska Native communities, preparing Alaskans for good paying jobs in Alaska’s oil fields and energy developments of the future,” says Delta CEO Ed Gohr.

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Calista, the Bethel-based corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, has a 25 percent ownership stake in Delta Constructors, an Anchorage-based heavy contractor and fabricator, through its Bektuq Holding subsidiary.

“We are proud of our partnership with Delta Constructors and look forward to working together to advance Alaska Native employment opportunities and strengthen the economic foundation of our communities,” says Calista President and CEO Andrew Guy.

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