Now taking Nominations for APICC Board of Directors

The APICC Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the APICC Board of Directors. The nominations period is open now through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Who is eligible?

Individuals who are members of APICC in good standing or who are employed by member organizations in good standing, who by their past actions and accomplishments have demonstrated not only a dedication to the purposes and goals of APICC, but also the ability to carry out and achieve those purposes and goals.

How long is the term?

Three years, beginning immediately after the APICC Annual Meeting and Conference on November 18, 2016.

How do I nominate a candidate for the APICC Board?

To nominate a candidate for Director, you must also be a member in good standing. Nominations need to be made in writing and sent to the APICC Nominations & Elections Committee no later than Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

The nomination needs to be accompanied by a written statement from the nominee of their willingness to serve.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, self-nominations are accepted.

Where can I find more information?

A general director information packet can be found online. Additional details can be found in the APICC Bylaws. If you have any questions about the process, or want to find out more about board service, please contact APICC staff at (907) 770-5250.

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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.

Join APICC for our Annual Meeting on Oct. 23 – register TODAY!


I am so excited for the 2015 APICC Annual Meeting coming on October 23. It is my honor to be hosting our members, partners, and guests at the annual meeting for the first time as Executive Director. It is my privilege to be working with APICC’s SUPERSTAR staff to make our annual event a huge success!

The energy level is high at the APICC office.  Everyone is contributing their time, creativity, and unique abilities to put together a meeting packed with information, captivating speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities (and some fun!).  The meeting will focus on collaboration across organizations, with our partners and other organizations statewide.  We will discuss ideas for the future, identifying how we can align ourselves for a greater impact on education and workforce development across Alaska.

This year we will hear from nationally known keynote speaker and President of the Strive Network, Jeff Edmondson.  The Strive Network is a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organizations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers. (Look for signed copies of Jeff’s book, Striving Together, on tables).

We will also hear from the McDowell Group, AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp, NSTC Manager Jane Oakley, the APICC Board, and several of our partners.  One of my favorite parts of the meeting is the opportunity to talk with students. Once again, we will have students attending from King Career Center, UAA, UAF, Kenai Peninsula College, and other schools around the state.  It’s an absolute treat to have them attend, and we are grateful to our meeting sponsors that make it possible.

Please join us at the Dena’ina Center for the 2015 APICC ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Cari-Ann Ketterling

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