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John Hellen, Caelus Energy

John Hellen, Caelus Energy

Your Future is Our Future

John Hellen, Caelus Energy gave a presentation called "Your Future is Our Future" about the North Slope discovery at Smith Bay.

Caelus Energy has approximately 75 direct jobs (85% of those jobs were Alaska Hire), and contracts approximately 600 jobs.

According to John, Caelus projects more jobs (2,100) and more money (+34 Billion) for Alaskans.

Ethan Tyler, Manager, Division of Economic Development, State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Ethan Tyler, Manager, Division of Economic Development

Ethan Tyler spoke about opportunity in Alaska.

Ed Flanagan


In the four months since i re-joined the department of labor and workforce development, i have been impressed by the energy and commitment which our staff, the alaska workforce investment board, and industry partners such as apicc and it's members have brought as a renewed - and I think unprecedented - effort to meet the workforce development needs of our state.
Ed Flanagan, Director, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment and Training Division

Ed Flanagan was Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor from 1995 to 1999, when Governor Tony Knowles appointed him Labor Commissioner.

Process Technology Student SpotLights

Process Technology Student Spotlights

Mike Jayne, UAF CTC Second Year Process Technology Program and President of UAF CTC Operators' Club and Luke Schruf gave a presentation about the UAF Process Technology Program.

Renah Wolzinger, Workforce Credentials Coalition

Renah Wolzinger, Workforce Credentials Coalition

Bridging Education to a Great Career.

Renah Wolzinger is a leading expert in data-driven decision making focusing on understanding how educators and workforce partners are using data to inform practice.

Maritime Works and the Nationals fUnd for Workforce Solutions

Angel H. Bermudez and Doug Ward
Alaska’s maritime sector employs over 70,000 people, from our largest cities to our smallest villages. Almost half of these jobs are currently held by non-residents, and we’d like to change that! The maritime sector has a huge potential to positively impact the economies in many of our communities.

APICC COmmunity Partners

Keiba Kimp, Billijo Mills, Roger Hamacher, and Rebecca Sentner

Process Technology Student Spotlight

Process Technology Student Spotlight

Travis Barnes, Kenai Peninsula College and John Richtarcsik, Kenai Peninsula College, Anchorage Extension site presented the Process Tech program at KPC/AES.

Keynote presentation

Bruce Tulgan, Founder & Chairman of Rainmaker Thinking inc

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace, and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce will share data from Rainmaker Thinking's ongoing research, and practical tools for managers and business leaders.

Bruce Tulgan, Founder and Chairman of Rainmaker Thinking
"There's tremendous demand for skilled people at all levels of almost every organization and almost every industry and that's true in almost every part of the country."
The number one challenge with today’s young talent is a problem hiding in plain sight: The ever-widening “Soft Skills Gap.”
Millennials are NOT a bunch of delicate, lazy, disrespectful, inappropriate slackers with short attention spans.
Millennials – at least those worth hiring – want leaders who take them seriously at work and set them up for success in the real world, not leaders who try to humor them.
We are living through the most profound changes in the economy since the Industrial Revolution. Technology, globalization, and the accelerating pace of change have yielded chaotic markets, fierce competition, and unpredictable staff requirements.

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