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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Wealth management firm Baird is directing $100,000 to UAA’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to create a pathway into financial services careers.
Researchers from APU will be partners in a $30 million grant from the NSF Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has launched three new apps that teach the Haida and Tsimshian languages, both considered to be endangered. Two apps teach vocabulary and phrases in Haida and Tsimshian while another teaches Native words for birds and ocean animals in an interactive environment.
Guest Author Shannon Gramse shares a model of community learning in Vietnam that can inspire Alaskans to find new ways to learn.
UAA and home appliance company LG Electronics have formed the Consortium for Advanced Heat Pump Research to drive market transformation through research on heat pump technology and electrification.
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Architecture & Engineering Special Section + Small Business
In the February 2024 issue of Alaska Business, we engineered a special section that inspects the many ways architecture and engineering enrich our lives, from creating beautiful and functional spaces to crafting functional and safe transportation corridors. In addition to the built world in which we live, this issue celebrates small businesses and the many functions they provide, whether they're developing tools in the healthcare industry or opening new dining locations.