The Alaska LNG Project Gas Line Workforce Plan
The State of Alaska, through the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, plans to commercialize its natural gas resources on the North Slope by building the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the nation’s largest energy export project. Independent studies and department research show the Alaska LNG Project’s labor needs will considerably outstrip the current supply of skilled Alaskan workers. The project will require a range of occupations, some requiring years of education and others a year or less of postsecondary training. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has created a workforce plan to address the project’s needs.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a competitive grant of $1,263,194 to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide training and upskilling to workers in professions that support individuals struggling with addiction and expand career opportunities for Alaskans affected by opioid use, addiction, and overdose. The “Opioid Crisis Intervention and Community Involvement Project” is a two-year grant to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for individuals impacted by the effects of the opioid crisis.
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