The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College will celebrate community and industry partners on Friday, October 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at our Fairbanks downtown center, 604 Barnette St.
All are invited to join us in this public event to recognize community and industry partners who give so generously to support CTC’s mission of building a quality workforce in Alaska. UAF CTC prepares and educates essential workers who are the foundation of Alaska’s communities — firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers, mechanics, medical assistants, early childhood education professionals, oil and mining professionals, and much more.
Partners support CTC in many ways including providing financial assistance to students, donating emergency vehicles for training first responders, providing the use of professional facilities for health students to complete their clinical experience, donating industry-standard uniforms for automotive students, and serving as advisory board members to help ensure the curriculum meets employers’ and students’ needs.
Over the past two years, ~400 first-generation students have graduated from CTC workforce development programs. These ‘First Gen’ students are industry’s next generation workforce.
On Friday, the come-and-go, open gallery format will recognize partners with each CTC program. Remarks and acknowledgments will take place at 5:30 p.m., with Alaska state Senator Lisa Murkowski as the keynote speaker.
“UAF Community and Technical College is a part of Alaska’s economic engine. We offer the programs that keep the community running by preparing Alaskans for the workforce, educating and training Alaskans for Alaska jobs,” said CTC Dean Michele Stalder. “We simply could not accomplish that without the ongoing and significant contributions from our community and industry partners.”
CONTACT: Martha Westphal, CTC, 907-455-2850,