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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.

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Op-Ed: UAA’s CTC, Industry Partners Build Alaska’s Workforce

Op-Ed: UAA’s CTC, Industry Partners Build Alaska’s Workforce

In order to help meet the challenge of educating and training Alaska’s workforce, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) works closely with local industries to constantly align its programs. UAA’s Community & Technical College, for instance, offers one, two, and four-year degrees in high-demand areas such as aviation, hospitality, construction, safety, computer technology, automotive, diesel, and welding. Each program has its own volunteer industry advisory board.

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Navigating Medicaid

December 2019

Medicaid was enacted by the federal government in 1965 to pay for certain healthcare services for low-income families with dependent children and the aged, blind, and disabled. Though federally mandated, states share the cost of the program with the federal government, and each state creates and manages its own Medicaid plan, subject to federal approval.”