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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The extension was granted after a rigorous review process led by deans from highly regarded colleges of business and management outside Alaska.
The eight leaders were chosen from a pool of diverse and highly qualified candidates and include three Alaskans and five university leaders from outside of Alaska.
Online courses will still be available, as they were before the pandemic, and housing on-campus will also be available.
UAA Business Plan Competition Winners Include Start-ups for Indigenous Eco-tourism and a Tiny Home Community
This year’s competition was open to both UAA students and community members.
Chancellors Bruce Schultz, Dan White, and Karen Carey explain how the University of Alaska system is paving the way for students to seek higher education and meet their goals.
Our Education Directory, updated and published annually in the Power List, lists technical schools, training centers, and traditional colleges and universities in Alaska.
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We regularly report on education topics affecting Alaska; in Problem Solving 101 (August 2020), Tracy Barbour explores the University of Alaska system’s efforts to manage ongoing financial issues, a worldwide pandemic, and new leadership.
Additionally, every January Alaska Business checks in with Junior Achievement of Alaska, a nonprofit organization that educates Alaska’s youth about the importance of free enterprise.
Direct From: UAF
Applied business and accounting students can now earn verified microcredentials from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College (CTC).
A microcredential represents a student’s mastery of a specific skill. CTC’s applied business and accounting program offers industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel, social media marketing, and entrepreneurship and small business.
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The Corporate 100
Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.