Workforce Development Plans
UA plays a critical role in the development and implementation of workforce development initiatives resulting in comprehensive plans and strategies to address the need for a highly-qualified labor force for key industries. 
Career & technical Education
UA is the most comprehensive provider of career and technical education (CTE) training in . With more than 200 programs in workforce development, students have opportunities to earn certificates and degrees in two years or less.
Funding opportunities can provide resources to further workforce development in . The Technical Vocational Education Program provides grants to career and technical education entities for industry-specific, on-the-job and classroom training.
Dual Enrollment

UA provides various dual enrollment options to expand access to postsecondary for K-12 students, from classroom or online courses to middle college to college-level courses being delivered through agreements with school districts.

UA Workforce Reports Feature Graduate & Employment Outcomes

  • The offers more than 200 programs in workforce development from non-credit industry certifications to advanced degrees.

  • UA and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development collaborated to produce workforce reports on key industries.
  • The workforce reports illustrate UA graduate outcomes and employment success.

  • Data demonstrates that higher education increases income, reduces unemployment, increases hire rates and increases job retention.

  • Reports can be used to assess UA programs and graduate outcomes, guide program development and investment and aid students in program selection.


 Career Coach

Career Coach is a free tool for current and prospective students to match interests to a career, learn about in-demand careers, browse programs tied to jobs and find current job postings in .  Download: Flyer 1  or Flyer 2

UA Workforce Development News

UA Workforce Development has a blog.  to learn about funding opportunities, see what is new in workforce development around the state and receive information on federal initiatives. To receive regular updates, provide your email address on the left column of the blog.

  • July 12, 2024

    Fruit in an store. Photo taken in 2017 by Flickr user Charles Mims. Creative Commons license CC by 2.0. Gunnar Schultz, economist with the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, examines the cost of living in and provides historical trends of inflation — which slowed down last year, compared to the turbulent …

  • June 24, 2024

    Photo courtesy of Carl Bishop Carl Bishop. Carl Bishop has been appointed dean of the Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Bishop succeeds Bryan Uher, who has served as interim dean since the retirement of Michele Stalder last July. Bishop will assume the role on June 24. With nearly 30 years of experience …