APICC becomes Alaska Safety Alliance
At its 20th Anniversary Gala in Anchorage on Oct. 25 the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, or APICC, announced it was changing its name to Alaska Safety Alliance, or ASA.
The change, which took effect immediately, was accompanied by the launch of a new website - alaskasafetyalliance.org - that offers more services for employers and job seekers, the organization said in an Oct. 28 statement.
Since its formation in 1999, APICC has worked with various stakeholders to facilitate workforce training and education programs throughout Alaska.
APICC will continue to exist as a program under ASA alongside other longstanding programs, such as the North Slope Training Cooperative and the Maritime Works and National Center for Construction and Education Research.
“Our staff and board are excited to take this next step forward with Alaska’s industries,” ASA’s executive director Cari-Ann Carty said. “The new online portal is a powerful tool for anyone involved with the tracking and verification of work-related credentials.”
The new website allows corporate and individual users to establish accounts to track training records and certifications. In the coming months, the system will be paired with a badging protocol to provide real-time verification of worker credentials in the field.
The system will also allow employers to quickly identify pre-qualified workers for job openings. According to Carty, a worker can make their qualifications known to employers by setting up an account on the website at no charge and can also register to receive notifications when opportunities matching their interests are posted to the job board.
While ASA will remain exclusively focused on developing Alaska’s workforce, it is a member of the National Safety Council and the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils, which allows many of the training programs it administers to be more readily recognized by employers throughout the country.
- Petroleum News