Workforce Development

Workforce Development Goals

  • Develop and expand vocational training opportunities in high-demand occupations relevant to our tribal community and Alaska.
  • Provide progressive classroom training to strengthen tribal members’ basic employment skills, encourage professional development, and to foster entrepreneurship.
  • Increase youth outreach by collaborating with other KIC programs and youth-serving organizations. 

Workforce Development Services

Career Readiness

Career Readiness services are designed to strengthen tribal members’ preparedness for the workplace using the Career Ready 101 curriculum and National Career Readiness Certificate standards. Career Ready 101 is an online training tool to prepare for taking the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC is a credential employers use to certify essential workplace skills needed for success. The NCRC verifies many cognitive skills including problem solving, critical thinking, and reading and using work-related text. Tribal members can earn the NCRC by taking the following WorkKeys assessments: applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. Please contact Workforce Development staff to set up an appointment to take your pre-tests and get on the road to earning your National Career Readiness Certificate!

Direct Employment

Direct Employment provides supportive services to unemployed tribal members searching for work and newly employed tribal members.  Supportive services include clothing and tool vouchers.  Unemployment tribal members may be approved for $50 for interview clothing. Newly employed tribal members may be approved for $300 for work clothing or work tools.

Vocational Training

Vocational Training provides grants to tribal members pursuing training or certifications that will lead to increased success in the workplace. Training should not exceed 24 months. Training centers must be accredited institutions. Applications must be completed at least 30 days prior to the start of training.


Summer Youth

The Summer Youth Training & Employment Program provides tribal youth ages 14-17 with on-the-job learning by partnering with local employers.  The program also offers supplementary support to tribal youth during their employment to strengthen job and life skills.  The program is offered annually when school is not in session. 



Alaska Job Center Network

Alaska Vocational Technical Center


Vocational Calendar


Required Forms

Workforce Development Services Application


Contact Us

Location: 615 Stedman St.

Hours: 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 5pm

Phone: 907-228-5150

Fax: 800-727-2091