Job related training services can help Alaskans to qualify and obtain high-demand jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency. Training services are available to eligible youth, adults, and dislocated workers through the Alaska Job Center Network (AJCN) and selected training providers and partners across the state.
Funding assistance for these training services is primarily available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) , the State Training Employment Program (STEP), the Trade Assistance Act (TAA) and the High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI). Sometimes these funds may be leveraged with federal Pell grants and or the Alaska State Student Loan program. Other funding available for Alaska Natives and Native Americans may be obtained for training through one of the recognized tribal organizations around the state. Finally, job training resources are available for a limited number of residents of select rural locations through the Denali Training Fund with the Denali Commission.
Training is available either through selected and designated training grantees, or most prevalent within the AJCN, through an Individual Training Account (ITA) developed in partnership with professional job center staff. Through this approach, after receiving core services, and an individualized assessment; an ITA allows customers to choose appropriate training programs through an Eligible Training Provider (ETP) list. The ETP list helps ensure consumer protection and performance standards for training services. Program description, program length, cost and provider contact information is all available online at:
Alaska Job Centers offer a variety services to help jobseekers determine the job or career that is “right” for them. These may include:
- Workshops to enhance your job search, resume, cover letters, networking, and more
- Labor market information that shows high-growth industries and occupations, etc.
- Resource Rooms that provide easy access to computers, copiers, fax, phones and Internet access to current jobs listings that exist locally, statewide and nationwide
If jobseekers need additional training, Alaska Job Center may provide:
- Career counseling by Masters level employment counselors
- Aptitude, Skill and Interest Assessment
- Short term training to upgrade or enhance job skills
- Access to Apprenticeship Opportunities with key trades
- On-the-job training with private employers
- Educational and job training services, as featured through the Eligible Training Provider List
- Individual Training Account development;, on going Case Management support
- Supportive services to help training participants while in training; such as transportation, housing, minor medical, childcare, and job search or relocation assistance
Job training prepares Alaskans for good jobs. Our goal is to ensure our customers have easy access to the information and services provided through the Alaska Job Center Network as well as provide them with the most appropriate services to fit their individual needs.
If you are interested in applying for job training, contact one of our job centers - http://www.jobs.state.ak.us/offices/