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Construction companies awarded for training academy grads

Posted: February 26, 2013 - 1:07am

The Associated General Contractors of Alaska relies on willing businesses to apprentice recent Alaska Construction Academy graduates. AGC is scheduled to show their appreciation by presenting awards to eight businesses today, Feb. 26.

“A key to the success of all the Alaska Construction Academies is employers willing to invest in the graduates of the program,” according to a Southeast Conference press release, “Each year the Construction Academy recognizes these employers and applauds their dedication and commitment towards developing a skilled and successful workforce.”

Following a keynote address by Susan Bell, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, at the Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit at Centennial Hall, Dept. of Labor Commission Dianne Blumer will present eight Alaska companies with the 2013 Alaska Construction Academies Employer of Excellence Award.

Juneau’s Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority was selected for an award for its commitment to interviewing and hiring graduates of Alaska Construction Academy weatherization classes.

“On more than one occasion the mentoring and leadership from Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority has helped young adults ‘turn their lives around’ with a job and the feeling of worthiness and contribution to the community,” according to the release.

The summit, which kicked off Monday, will begin its second day at 8 a.m. in the Centennial Hall Ball Room. Presentation of the Employer Excellence Award is scheduled for about a half hour later.

For more information about the award ceremony or the Southeast Conference www.seconference.org

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