APICC Welcomes Commissioner Heidi Drygas, AKDOLWD, to the Annual Meeting on October 23

Commission Drygas will speak at APICC’s Annual Membership Meeting

October 23, 2015 – Dena’ina Center

APICC has enjoyed a long partnership with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and we continue to work with AKDOLWD to meet the workforce needs of industry statewide. Because of our long-standing relationship with the Department, I am extremely delighted to announce that DOL Commissioner Heidi Drygas will address our members and partners at the APICC Annual Meeting on October 23, 2015.

Commissioner Heidi Drygas

Commissioner Heidi Drygas, Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Commissioner Heidi Drygas was appointed to lead the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development by Governor Bill Walker on December 19, 2014. Prior to being named commissioner, Drygas spent nearly a decade as General Counsel to the Alaska District Council of Laborers.

Drygas is a lifelong Alaskan, who was born and raised in Fairbanks. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Juris Doctor from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

The Commissioner’s remarks will follow a presentation by a cross industry panel, representing the Oil and Gas, Mining, Maritime, Construction, and Health Care industries. The panelists will be joined by the McDowell Group to present an update on cross-industry efforts and strategies that can help to better prepare Alaska’s future workforce.  The meeting will be held at the Dena’ina Center.  The panel discussion will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m., after opening remarks by the APICC Board of Directors, and followed by Commissioner Drygas.

The 2015 APICC Annual Meeting is just three weeks away .  If you have not yet registered, I encourage you to reserve your spot and sign up today. Ask about available meeting sponsorship opportunities by calling 907.770.5250 or click here. Join other industry partners and become an APICC member.