Google announced that it is coming to Anchorage as part of the tech company’s “Grow with Google” initiative, which aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by providing free training, tools, and expertise for people to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
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.
Considering that many of the state’s students will stay in Alaska and work for local companies after graduation, it makes good business sense for these organizations to take part in the learning process.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group hosts the fourth annual Alaska Young Professionals Summit on March 29-30, 2019 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center.
The Alaska Chamber announced the hiring of Albert Fogle as Vice President. In his role, Albert will focus on advocacy, legislative issues, as well as operations and financial management.
Lori McCaffrey is a multifaceted executive whose essence can be encapsulated in three key words: finance, family and faith. As KeyBank’s market president in Alaska, McCaffrey has a long, accomplished banking career.