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
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to increase the amount undergraduate students pay for college tuition by 5 percent beginning in fall semester 2020 but directed the administration to invest $1.5 million of tuition revenue to financial aid for students at each university.
Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will soon have the opportunity to complete their high school careers with up to two years of college credit, tuition-free.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked among the top 100 by US News & World Report.
Senior geotechnical engineer at PND Engineers gives back to alma mater, becomes a board member of the UAF College of Engineering and Mines Advisory and Development Council.
Most of the large animals that have walked the surface of Earth the last 100,000 years are no longer here. Why?
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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to welcome the new Tribal Child Support Attorney Brent Mulvaney.
TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.