Workforce Investment Board
Dirk Craft, Executive Director
THE VISION for the Alaska Workforce Investment Board is to "build connections that put Alaskans into good jobs." This comprehensive vision keeps the board focused on developing a workforce system that is useful, accessible and understandable to all of the system's customers, which include businesses looking for qualified workers, unemployed Alaskans looking for jobs, and incumbent workers wanting to upgrade their skills in a changing work environment.
AWIB is the Governor of Alaska's appointed, lead planning and coordinating entity for Alaska's public workforce and development system. The Board provides policy oversight of state and federally funded job training and vocational education programs. Board members--who represent a variety of sectors in Alaska including business, industry, education, organized labor, and state government--examine employment trends and emerging occupations to ensure training efforts are aligned and that Alaskans are trained and ready for the jobs that pay well, and are in demand.
The Board is tasked with reviewing plans and providing recommendations to the State of Alaska to further train and prepare Alaskans for the workforce - and help grow Alaska's economy.
- Alaska Workforce Investment Board Grant Opportunities
We are excited to announce that the Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) is offering two grant opportunities: one for the State Training and Employment Program (STEP) and another for the Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act Youth (WIOAY). Both grants are accessible through our Grant Management System, EGrAMS, at egrams.dol.alaska.gov. The deadline for both Request for Grant Applications (RGAs) is Monday, April 1, 2024, by 5:00 PM AST.
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