Iḷisaġvik College Community & Workforce Development Program

Community & Workforce Development

Meeting the Training Needs of Employers and Individuals

The mission of Iḷisaġvik’s Center for Community and Workforce Development (CWFD) is directly related to the Iḷisaġvik College mission of providing well-educated individuals to meet the human resource needs of North Slope Employers. The goal is to empower North Slope communities and individuals by providing them with the quality training they need to realize economic self-sufficiency and employment security. CWFD works directly with employers to assist them in meeting present and future workforce needs. Trainings are delivered onsite in Barrow and in all North Slope villages.

Many CWFD courses are designed to help employers meet regulatory and industry standards. Please check the course listings for the full descriptions of these courses. Additional courses are available upon request.

In addition, CWFD also develops custom trainings on-demand for North Slope employers to meet specific workforce needs. Trainers for CWFD programs come from local, state and national sources.

Some of the employer-demanded classes offered in the past include:

  • Asbestos Abatement 40-hour and 8-hour Refresher
  • Trainer Development
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention
  • Business Planning for Media Professionals
  • Video Production
  • Conflict Management
  • Food Worker Certification
  • Supervisor Training
  • Adobe Desktop Publishing Integrated software
  • Marine Mammal Observer’s Stewardship Training
  • E-Commerce Marketing
  • CAD Training

CWFD has an open-door policy for developing courses to meet the needs of local businesses and organizations. Services range from providing facilities and logistical support to planning, coordinating, crediting and delivering the instruction for entire programs. Delivery options include traditional classroom settings; workplace skills development provided on-site; on-line courses; assistance with mentorships, and on-the-job training. Credits or CEU’s are based on industry and employer standards and are recorded on the college transcript.

For more information please contact CWFD at 907.852.1868
Toll Free at 800.478.7337 ext. 1868. or workforce@ilisagvik.edu