Program SFY24 Grantees
Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB)
State Training and Employment Program (STEP)
Program SFY24 Grantees
The list of organizations below represents the AWIB's designated awarded statewide network of STEP program service providers.
1. Alaska Carpenters Training Trust
Contact: Josh Bolton
The Alaska Carpenters Training Trust provides a wide array of training to apprentice and journeyman members in five UBC-affiliated crafts, including carpenter, diver, millwright, pile driver, and scaffold erector.
2. Alaska CHARR Educational Fund
Contact: Sarah Oates
The Alaska CHARR Educational Fund provides online learning modules through the Restaurant Processionals Online Learning Suite. Participants are trained in safety/regulation, production, operations, leadership, and communication.
3. Alaska Forum Inc.
Contact: Kurt Eilo
The Alaska Forum provides industry and nationally-recognized training to support a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers in natural resource development and related trades.
4. Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association
Contact: Connie Beemer
The Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association provides Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in nursing homes and hospitals across Alaska. This helps to increase the quality and accessibility of in-state training for Alaska Residents to help meet the workforce needs of employers in the state.
5. Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Trust
Contact: Melissa Brewer
The Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Trust provides wireman, lineman, and telecommunication apprenticeship training.
6. Alaska Laborers' Construction Industry Training Fund
Contact: Suzanne McCarthy
The Alaska Laborers' Construction Industry Training Fund provides training for construction craft laborers, including health & safety, regulatory certifications, and specific industry skills development.
7. Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust Fund and Subsidiary
Contact: Charity Osborne
907-746-3117 ext. 305
The Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust Fund and Subsidiary provide training for apprentices in earthmoving, dozer, excavator, roller, paver, grade checking, Commercial Driver's License (CDL), crane operator, rigging/signalperson, service truck, remote control construction equipment operations, drones in construction, welding, electrical, and engine rebuild.
8. Alaska SC-SE Sheet Metal Workers Union Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Contact: Bruce Bold
Alaska SC-SE Sheet Metal Workers Union Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee provides training in fabrication, installation, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning duct systems, restaurant equipment, and customized equipment, and repair and maintenance of ventilation, heating, refrigeration, and cooling systems.
9. Alaska Trowel Trades Apprenticeship & Training Trust
Contact: Kenn Johnson
The Alaska Trowel Trades Apprenticeship & Training Trust provides training in plasterers/fireproofing & cement masons for the industry construction field to meet all Industry and safety standard requirements and offers classes for journeymen upgrades of any new requirements and expiring cards, which results in obtaining and maintaining employment.
10. Alaska Works Partnership
Contact: Alexis Cowell
The Alaska Works Partnerships program provides construction skills training and career guidance to women in carpentry, electrical pre-apprenticeship, heavy equipment operating, welding, or ironworking. The program is designed to provide opportunities for women who lost employment in tourism/hospitality due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11. Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center
Contact: MaryEllen Fritz
Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center provides Child Development Associate (CDA) training for Headstart teachers.
12. Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska
Contact: Amber Cartier
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska provides NCCER training in all trades and safety training.
13. Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Contact: Martha Anelon
Bristol Bay Native Corporation provides CDL training for Bristol Bay residents.
14. Catholic Social Services
Contact: Robin Dempsey
Catholic Social Services offers job training and subsequent job placement in food preparation, cafeteria operations, housekeeping, clerical work, building maintenance, and other industries to homeless adults.
15. Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Contact: Brittany Suralta
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. offers training to Alaska Native/American Indian Individuals who are members of an under-represented minority population in construction, CDL training, Office Assistants, and heavy equipment operators.
16. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Contact: Jocelyn Swindel
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will provide CEL driver training to candidates, removing a known economic barrier to employment. The goal is to create more Alaskan CDL drivers for the state's economy.
17. Fairbanks Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC
Contact: Randy Renkert
The Fairbanks Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC provides training for sheet metal workers in advanced welding technologies, auto-CAD duct design, energy efficiency, and oil and hydronic.
18. Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center Trust
Contact: John Denny
The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center Trust provides apprenticeship training opportunities for many industries. The curriculums are structured to meet the industry's demands.
19. Int'l Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 502
Contact: Michael Anthony
In partnership with the Boilermakers Western States Joint Apprenticeship Committee, the Int'l Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 502 will provide welding practice time, safety equipment, and material to Alaskan resident apprentices.
20. Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction
Contact: Alex Douthit
Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction aims to expand the CDL workforce in Alaska to meet the growing transportation needs of employers, companies, retailers and more.
21. Knik Tribe
Contact: John Hersrud
Knik Tribe provides training in Commercial Driver's License, welding, equipment operators and mechanics, and the medical field.
22. Northern Industrial Training LLC
Contact: Gayle Warner
Northern Industrial Training provides training for administrative assistants, pro truck driving, welding, advanced carpentry, industrial and construction Laborers, heavy-duty mechanics, long combination vehicle, and CDL.
23. Pacific Northwest Ironworkers
Contact: Jon Woodard
The Pacific Northwest Ironworkers provides training for structural steel erection, placement of reinforcing steel, post-tensioning reinforcement, ornamental ironworking, metal sheeting installation, and American Welding Society (A.W.S.) welding certifications.
24. Painters Apprenticeship And Training Trust Fund
Contact: Charlie Young
The Painters Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund provide training for drywall finishing, industrial and commercial painting, and glazing (glass) trades, including forklift and man, lift training, scaffold building and awareness, confined space entry, and lead awareness.
25. Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 262 JATC
Contact: Keith Corona
The Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 262 JATC provides apprenticeship training for welding, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, and foreman
26. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union No. 375 Apprenticeship & Journeymen Training
Contact: Rodney Wolcott
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union No. 375 Apprenticeship & Journeymen Training provides certification in backflow, industrial rigging, signalperson, foreman/supervisor, medical gas, STAR plumbing mastery, refrigeration & CFC, and job safety & health.
27. Rural Alaska Fuel Services, Inc
Contact: Leo Barlow
Rural Alaska Fuel Services, Inc. will provide training to participants in rural communities in a 40-hour Hazwoper training.
28. Southeast Regional Resource Center Inc.
Contact: Karragh Arndt
The Southeast Regional Resource Center Inc. provides industry-specific training in health care and the trades to help participants obtain or maintain employment by earning state, national, or industry-recognized certifications and occupational endorsements. The training is as follows: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification, OSHA 10 certification, welding, certified nursing assistant (CNA) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and behavioral health.
29. Southeast Trucking and Training
Contact: Cynthia Isaak
Southeast Trucking and Training offers entry-level one-on-one training that instructs and tests participants to obtain their Class A or B Commercial Driver's license, as well as Passenger and/or Hazmat Endorsements.
30. United Association Local 367 Joint Apprentice Committee
Contact: Jason Fernandes
The United Association Local 367 Joint Apprentice Committee heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) training.
31. University of Alaska Fairbanks MAPTS
Contact: Elizabeth Hardie
The University of Alaska Fairbanks MAPTS trains Alaskans for jobs in the mining and construction support industries by providing short-term, hard-skills training in a remote camp setting.
32. University of Alaska Southeast
Contact: Meadow Muench
The University of Alaska Southeast provides maritime training in the maritime and multi-skilled worker, marine transportation, welding, and diesel programs.
33. Vannoy Electric
Vannoy Electric will train local youth ages 18-24 in the construction trades for a successful career as electricians.
34. Zender Environmental Health and Research Group
Contact: Lynn Zender
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group trains rural Alaskan residents as Waste Management and Emergency Spill Responders via an intensive 260-hour in-residence program.