Program SFY23 Grantees
Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB)
State Training and Employment Program (STEP)
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 both 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 the state of 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 provides 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 Primary Care Association
Contact: Nancy Merriman
Alaska Primary Care Association provides Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Healthcare (PATH) to 140 Alaskans, preparing them to enter the healthcare workforce and explore potential career pathways in healthcare, human services, and behavioral health.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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
12. Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center
Contact: MaryEllen Fritz
Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center provides Child Development Associate (CDA) training for Headstart teachers.
13. Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska
Contact: Amber Cartier
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska provides NCCER training in all trades, as well as safety training.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction
Contact: Alex Douthit
Knik Tribe provides training for certified medical assistants, certified medical office assistants, welding, pre-apprentice heavy equipment operator and mechanic, Information Technology, CDL, and Chemical
17. Knik Tribe
Contact: John Hersrud
Knik Tribe provides training for certified medical assistants, certified medical office assistants, welding, pre-apprentice heavy equipment operator and mechanic, Information Technology, CDL, and Chemical Dependency/Behavioral Health
18. Northern Industrial Training LLC
Contact: Gayle Warner
Northern Industrial Training provides training for administrative assistants, pro truck driving, welding, advanced carpentry, industrial and construction Laborer, heavy-duty mechanics, long combination vehicle, and CDL.
19. Northwest Arctic Borough School District-Alaska Technical Center
Contact: Karl Kowalski
The Alaska Technical Center (ATC) offer CDL, mine safety and health administration (MSHA), and core drillers helper trainings.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 262 JATC
Contact: Bradley Austin
The Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 262 JATC provides apprenticeship training for welding, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, and foreman
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact: David Moxley
The University of Alaska Anchorage aims to close the workforce gap in the field of Special Education by providing tuition support to teachers currently working in Alaska who would like to transition into the high-needs field of Special Education.
27. 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.
28. University of Alaska Southeast
Contact: Chris Hoyt
The University of Alaska Southeast provides maritime training in the maritime and multi-skilled worker, marine transportation, welding, and diesel programs.