The best way to promote local hire is through local education. Alaska is home to universities, community colleges, and technical and vocational schools that provide Alaskans the education and skills they need to succeed in any of Alaska’s industries. Alaska Business covers budgetary issues, educational opportunities, new degrees, and hands-on training programs among other educational topics.
Latest Education News
Considering that many of the state’s students will stay in Alaska and work for local companies after graduation, it makes good business sense for these organizations to take part in the learning process.read more
On a vote of 10-1, the Board of Regents approved a declaration of financial exigency for the University of Alaska.read more
The groundbreaking new PBS KIDS series, Molly of Denali, premiered this week on PBS stations. Here are the profiles of six people whose efforts gave the show its Alaska Native authenticity.read more
Quality Matters (QM), which promotes high-caliber online education, designated UAF’s online special education and teaching program as “exemplary.” UAF is the first university to earn that status from QM in any field.read more
Fifty Alaska students from communities across the state will receive $2,000 apiece in the 2019-2020 academic year through the GCI Scholarship Program in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation.read more
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First Alaskans Institute (FAI), a statewide Alaska Native nonprofit focused on advancing Alaska Natives for the next 10,000 years, is excited to share that Barbara ‘Wáahlaal Gíídaak Blake (Haida/Tlingit/Ahtna Athabascan) has recently been hired as its Alaska Native Policy Center Director.
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Distinguishing Differences in Financial Institutions
There are thousands of financial institutions in Alaska, providing everything from checking and savings accounts to loans and investment solutions. Banks and credit unions are among the most prominent financial services companies serving Alaskans.