New apprenticeship programs aim to train Alaska workers amid a tough job market

With more job losses expected this year, it may not be the greatest time to be looking for a job in Alaska. But some apprenticeship programs in a handful of fields are launching to train workers for the future.

The Alaska Air Carriers Association is developing new apprenticeships for future pilots and mechanics. The Alaska Primary Care Association wants to train people to be health workers, medical billers or medical assistants. Alaska Native corporation Calista Corp. just announced a new maritime apprenticeship program.

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