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The trades and workforce development for Alaska

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Should young people today go to a 4 year university or enter the trades? Some students do both: Get a job through a technical program so they can make enough money to support their plan for college. Others find a lifelong career and steady work in welding, carpentry, mechanics or heavy equipment. Is there a best approach? Developing the workforce of tomorrow is our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Denise Runge, Dean of UAA Community & Technical College
  • Missy Fraze, Acting Director of Career and Technical Education for the Anchorage School District

PARTICIPATE:

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Source: npr

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