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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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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.

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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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January 2021

Imagine hosting an event with an array of prospective clients in attendance, and the first slide of your presentation reads: “Here Is Exactly How Not to Hire Us.” It seems counterintuitive, but this is precisely what ARM Creative has done with its educational event series: SOTI.