APICC News for December 2016
It's hard to believe the year is nearly over! With all of the energy of starting a new year, it can be easy to forget to renew your APICC Membership in January. Please renew or become a new member now. 

Membership renewal and donations to APICC help us engage with our stakeholders, and to further our mission. We work diligently to create highly trained Alaskans through a variety of programs, like YES! (Youth Employability Skills), TIE (Teacher Intern Externships), the Mobile Lab and Career Outreach, Maritime Works, NSTC, and our weekly Workforce Wednesday segments on KTVA. As an individual donor, you will be helping to further our mission and subsequently connect to more students, more industry, and more educators than ever before. 
Win a coffee card! 
We know Alaskan's love their coffee. If you attended the APICC Annual Meeting and haven't yet participated in the APICC Annual Meeting Survey, please click the button below to do so and be entered to win. 
Annual Meeting Recap
On November 18, 2016, more than 200 people came out to the Alaska Airlines Center to support APICC! We are so overwhelmed with the generosity of our members, partners, and students. 
THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS 

BP, Calista, CH2M , ConocoPhillips, KeyBank, Alaska Glacier Products, NIT, Alaska Works, UAA, KPC, UAF, and Ilisagvik College
Vigor Industrial - Alaska Ship and Drydock, is the newest member of APICC. 

They are a formidable industry in shipbuilding/ship repair in Alaska, with facilities in Ketchikan and Seward. 

APICC offers a warm welcome to Vigor Industrial. With the new Maritime Workforce Development Plan, we are excited to be able to assist with the needs of the maritime workforce. 

Meet Justin Orr, Newest Board Member
Born and raised in Colorado, Justin Orr is Peak Oilfield Services Company COO. Responsible for ensuring Peak attracts and retains the talent required to deliver Programs and Projects safely and efficiently, Justin has a passion for maximizing Alaska Content and believes we can do more to ensure we begin training the next generation of Alaskans to help grow and diversify our economy.

He enlisted in the US Navy in 1998 and was honorably discharged in 2003, at which time he moved to Alaska to attend UAA. During his six years in the military, he worked at a jet engine mechanic and was deployed across the Middle East and Europe. He graduated from UAA with a degree in accounting. After a short time in public accounting, he choose to pursue an opportunity in Corporate Finance at ASRC Energy Services. Seven years later, he moved within ASRC to take on the role of General Manager of Construction and Fabrication business units. After two years in that role, he left AES to join Bristol Bay Industries and Peak. 
STOP BY OUR OFFICE! 
We've remodeled! Stop by our office to check out our new digs and say "Hi!" to the APICC staff. While you're here, grab an Annual Meeting tee-shirt, renew your 2017 membership, or talk to us about sponsoring Workforce   Wednesday

Coming soon - look for your invitation to the APICC Open House coming up in January!



Watch Workforce Wednesday on KTVA.
Every Wednesday, an APICC staff member arrives to KTVA's studios at 5:45 to film our weekly segment, Workforce Wednesday. We use the three minutes to highlight a different Alaska career, job, or pathway to success in the workforce. 
Last Month, we featured jobs in Transportation,  Veteran Services, Public Safety, and Apprenticeships. 
These segmen ts have helped to increase APICC's visibility with the general public and helped to dispel some of the myths surrounding Workforce Development.  
Even in our rural villages we are frequently approached by individuals with very positive comments about the morning spot on careers, industries, and opportunities. 
We still have openings for sponsorship, please contact APICC to discuss rates and availability.