Alaska has a wealth of interesting careers for high-demand jobs that do not require four-year degrees. Here are some of those stories. We’ll keep adding to this, so check back often.
Video: Build a new career as a Sheet Metal worker | Alaska @ Work
If you’ve always wanted to find a way to use the math you learned in high school and enjoy building things, consider a Sheet Metal Apprenticeship at the Sheet Metal Union Local 23.
Video: Start on your road to success with a Commercial Driver’s License | Alaska @ Work
At the Kenai Penninsula Driving School, you can learn the skills needed to obtain your Commercial Driver License and start a career in the truck driving and freight industry.
Video: Learning Welding and Job Skills for Life After Incarceration | Alaska @ Work
Inmates at Goose Creek Correctional Center have the opportunity to earn Welding Certifications through the Iron Workers Local #751 Mobile Welding Program.
Video: Jumpstart Your Career in Healthcare with PATH | Alaska @ Work
The PATH Academy provides training to start a career as a Direct Service Professional as well as opportunities for job shadowing.
Video: Becoming an HVAC Service Technician | Alaska @ Work
Learn about a career maintaining and installing those systems as an #HVAC #Service #Technician. The need for HVAC technicians is growing, offering good career opportunities and wages for Alaska job seekers.
Audio: Fly fishing and guide academy brings local touch to sport fishing industry ~ Alaska @ Work
The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy is an annual program that teaches local young adults every part of working at a lodge, including of course Fly Fishing.
Video: AVTEC Prepares Alaskans for Work without a College Degree ~ Alaska @ Work
At the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC), staff prepares students for a variety of different careers, building the skills that they will use in their future jobs daily.
Video: A Safe Start to a Maritime Career ~ Alaska @ Work
The goal of the Alaska Maritime Training Center is to promote safe marine operations by effectively preparing captains and crew members.
Video: Explore a Career in Carpentry ~ Alaska @ Work
The Southern Alaska Carpenters Training Center provides educational opportunities and apprenticeships for youth interested in carpentry.
Video: Information Technology at AVTEC ~ Alaska @ Work
At the Alaska Vocational Technical Center, AVTEC, Jacey gets hands-on experience using real networking and server equipment.
Video: Training for a Career in Auto and Diesel Technology ~ Alaska @ Work
University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College offers Automotive and Diesel programs preparing students for careers in the Transportation and Power industry.
Video: Start a Career as a Vet Assistant ~ Alaska @ Work
High Schoolers at King Tech in Anchorage, Alaska can get started on their path to a career working with animals through the Veterinary Assisting program.
Video: Alaska Laborers Training School ~ Alaska @ Work
The Alaska Laborers Training School offers training for a career in construction through its apprenticeship program with no prior construction experience needed!
Video: Find Your Career in Law Enforcement ~ Alaska @ Work
Members of the Anchorage Police Department team take pride in being a part of a department with a reputation for high standards and dedicated service to the community.
Video: Become a Fly Fishing Guide in Bristol Bay ~ Alaska @ Work
The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy merges salmon and river education, with recreation and conservation principles to educate, engage and inspire Bristol Bay young adults.
Video: Seeds of Change ~ Alaska @ Work
Seeds of Change hires young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 to work part time. They tend to look for people without much job experience who want to learn how to get and keep a job.
Audio: New Covey Cafe gives at-risk youth a chance to shine ~ Alaska @ Work
At Covenant House, a new coffee shop is trying to launch people into the workforce and adulthood. An espresso machine expels steam in a loud gush as Katie Thaggard teaches an intern to make coffee at the new Covey Cafe inside the Covenant House, a youth crisis center in downtown Anchorage.
Video: Training Future Alaskan Operating Engineers ~ Alaska @ Work
The Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust prepares Alaskan workers with the skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of the construction and related industries.
Video: Northern Industrial Training ~ Alaska @ Work
Northern Industrial Training provides career training programs in Alaska that enable their students to learn job relevant, employable skills.
Video: High Skill Jobs: Non-traditional Paths, Construction ~ Alaska @ Work
The Alaska Laborers Training Trust program provides 4000 hours of paid, on-the-job apprenticeship training in four discipline areas – highway construction, utility construction, building construction, and specialty construction.