Spotlight on the Labor Force: Identifying Future Skilled Labor Requirements as Alaska Gets Set to Build Out Its Energy Infrastructure

September 17, 2014 2:25pm

Wanetta Ayers
Director, Division of Business Partnerships
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Kathleen Castle
Executive Director
Alaska Construction Academies

  • Examine the labor challenges Alaska faces as new projects get come on stream and demand for skilled workers increases
  • What skills will be in most demand? How is the state preparing to accommodate these labor shortages?
    • How is private industry and government cooperating?
    • Developing, training and investing in programs and apprenticeships
  • How do you ensure local communities benefit from increased economic activity?