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Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...When one past participant, Kaila Del Rosario, graduates this spring, she'll likely go to work at the shipyard, said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development.That's just the latest of Vigor's efforts to develop a local workforce for the...
Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

...removed, and we'll be serving beer and wine out of the cafeterias," Falvey said about the cost-cutting measure.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, said during a recent phone interview that the Kennicott project...
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State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...single, but larger, ferry than the two day boats now on the table.On Monday, Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward said the shipyard could start construction as early as September if the rest of the process moves forward as planned...
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

...announcement to perk up the spirits of Ketchikan and its business community.Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward told the Borough Assembly on Monday that the Alaska Class Ferry project could begin as soon as September.The Alaska...
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...ships could be built for the $120 million that had been appropriated for the original, larger Alaska-class ferries.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard, said the company is coming up...
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...Once the final details of the sale are worked out and it is finalized, Vigor Alaska's shipyard development coordinator Doug Ward said Vigor plans to invest in the Seward shipyard as it did when it purchased the Ketchikan shipyard in 2012, although...
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...Initiative. Julie Decker is a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Doug Ward is shipyard development director for Vigor Alaska and chair of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.
Seattle design group opens SE office

...funding by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and industry to strengthen, promote and raise awareness of the maritime sector.Doug Ward, the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council's senior project director, said Elliott Bay's announcement is good news...
Workforce reduced at Ketchikan shipyard

...companies."They're not necessarily laid off, but ... where they can find other work, they've done that," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "And I'm not suggesting that they're doing it out of the kindness of their heart...


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