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Worth of vocational training is diminishing

...training is a dumping ground for kids who can't cut the mustard in regular classes," observes John Knabe, apprenticeship coordinator for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 375. "If kids don't have math and science, they're going to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100300/Ope_Training.html
Opinion
State pushing to prepare workers for gas line jobs

...they are trying to boost the number of the people they train - despite the slow economy. Charles Engblom, apprenticeship coordinator for the Ironworkers Local 751 in Anchorage, said his union has 70 fewer apprentices in Alaska than it might...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033010/sta_598182279.shtml
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Apprenticeship and the new Alaska workforce

...more apprenticeship and on-the-job training opportunities for Alaskans. Gerry Andrews, the state's apprenticeship coordinator, described apprenticeship in Alaska as a three-legged stool that includes a fair wage for the apprentice...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082308/lab_323258641.shtml
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