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Alaska Works Partnership, Success Stories

Inspiring stories about people just like you who decided to make a better future for themselves. Alaska Works Partnership is here to help you with free cross-industry training & education. There’s never a better time than right now to start building a better future. Contact us today and let’s get started!

Emily Campbell
Emily is almost done with her two weeks of CDL training and is currently in week six out of eleven for heavy equipment operating training with the Operating Engineers Local 302. She’s been doing great in her training and has already learned how to operate heavy machinery such as a scraper, excavator, and road grader. Plus, she’s also picked up the skill of grade-checking. Read more to learn about her inspiring journey.

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Darren Bunde
“The classes have helped me understand more of the trade and what is involved. It’s amazing that Alaskan carpenters build everything from dirt to doorknobs,”
Kirk McKibben
Kirk McKibben has worked manual labor jobs his entire working career; the last several years operating a mini excavator at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery. As his skills progressed, Kirk wanted to move toward a career, rather than stay stuck in his current job. After completing a 40-hour training in heavy equipment operating, he knew that the heavy equipment operating world was where he wanted to be.
Trinity Nusbaum Carpentry Apprenticeship Success
Trinity Nusbaum
Trinity’s apprenticeship in the carpentry trade is a big step forward for her career, and it is a testament to the benefits of vocational training and apprenticeships. These programs offer a unique opportunity to gain practical skills and hands-on experience in a specific trade, while also earning a wage and benefits.

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