Workforce Development Plans
UA plays a critical role in the development and implementation of workforce development initiatives resulting in comprehensive plans and strategies to address the need for a highly-qualified labor force for key Ӱԭ industries. 
Career & technical Education
UA is the most comprehensive provider of career and technical education (CTE) training in Ӱԭ. With more than 200 programs in workforce development, students have opportunities to earn certificates and degrees in two years or less.
Funding opportunities can provide resources to further workforce development in Ӱԭ. The Technical Vocational Education Program provides grants to career and technical education entities for industry-specific, on-the-job and classroom training.
Dual Enrollment

UA provides various dual enrollment options to expand access to postsecondary for K-12 students, from classroom or online courses to middle college to college-level courses being delivered through agreements with school districts.

UA Workforce Reports Feature Graduate & Employment Outcomes

  • The University of Ӱԭ offers more than 200 programs in workforce development from non-credit industry certifications to advanced degrees.

  • UA and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development collaborated to produce workforce reports on key Ӱԭ industries.
  • The workforce reports illustrate UA graduate outcomes and employment success.

  • Data demonstrates that higher education increases income, reduces unemployment, increases Ӱԭ hire rates and increases job retention.

  • Reports can be used to assess UA programs and graduate outcomes, guide program development and investment and aid students in program selection.


 Career Coach

Career Coach is a free tool for current and prospective students to match interests to a career, learn about in-demand careers, browse programs tied to jobs and find current job postings in Ӱԭ.  Download: Flyer 1  or Flyer 2

UA Workforce Development News

UA Workforce Development has a blog.  to learn about funding opportunities, see what is new in workforce development around the state and receive information on federal initiatives. To receive regular updates, provide your email address on the left column of the blog.

  • November 27, 2023

    The Ӱԭ Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP) recently marked its 20th year of mentoring first- and second-year teachers in schools all over Ӱԭ. Operating under the University of Ӱԭ Fairbanks’ School of Education, ASMP offers individualized support to new teachers and develops a teaching workforce that is responsive to the diverse student population, addressing unique academic …

  • November 21, 2023

    Longlining under lenticular clouds. This photo, taken by John Matzick, was part of the Ӱԭ Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Fish From Your Point of View” contest. Joshua Warren of the Ӱԭ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development examines the continued loss of seafood harvesting jobs. Despite the rebound from pandemic job losses in …