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Saturday Sessions with UAS Career Education

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: Jan. 30, 2012

UAS Career Education is pleased to invite the public to celebrate Career and Technical education month by participating in FREE Saturday session "how to" workshops.  The workshops kick off this Saturday February 4 with an overview of how to prepare your marine cooling system for Spring. Subsequent workshops cover diesel maintenance for pick-up trucks, changing a door threshold and getting a building permit. “We hope that providing these workshops will attract community members who may not otherwise know what we do in the downtown UAS buildings, the Technical Education Center and Bill Ray Center,” said Associate Dean of Career Education Robin Gilcrist.  All workshops take place on Saturday afternoons 2-4 p.m. at the Technical Education Center downtown.A separate presentation, Careers in Alaska’s Health Care Industry is set for Sat. Feb. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Bill Ray Center downtown.  Attendees will learn about demand for trained health care workers and UAS training programs to prepare workers for healthcare jobs in Alaska.The School of Career Education is the hands-on educational branch of the University of Alaska Southeast.   SATURDAY SESSIONS WITH UAS CAREER ED, FEBRUARY 2012 Feb 4th   2:00-4:00 PM   TEC Room 218 presented by: Chuck CraigGet your Marine Cooling System ready for spring. Session will cover an overview of the types of cooling systems found on inboard marine diesel engines.  Coolant & additives, water pumps, heat exchangers, expansion tanks, and zincs will be covered. Preventive maintenance guidelines will be discussed.February 11 2:00-4:00 PM TEC Room 216Presented by: Tony MartinPickup Diesel Maintenance "Session will be an introduction to maintenance of Dodge/Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke diesel engines.  Use of online service information resources will be emphasizedFeb 18th 10:00am – 11:30am BRC 110Presented by: Elizabeth WilliamsCareers in Alaska’s Health Care Industry Learn about the demand for trained health care workers in the State of Alaska, and the available training programs available through the University of Alaska.Feb 18th   2:00-4:00 PM   TEC Room 139 Presented by: Pete TraxlerChanging your door threshold Ever wonder why you heat bill is so expensive? Maybe we can help. Leaky doors can account for 11% of the energy lost in your home. Come to UAS (Technical Education Center) For a free 2hr session on how to replace your existing door threshold. Learn how to fix that drafty spot in your house for good. Various models and types of door thresholds will be on display as well as informative handouts available. Session is free to the public.Feb 25th 2:00-4:00 PM TEC 212Presented by: Robin GilcristGetting a building permit Session will introduce homeowners or would be homeowners on how to obtain a building permit for remodel and new single family dwelling construction projects.  Step- by- step review of the building permit process will be discussed and demystified.

Press Release Contact

Katie Bausler
University of Alaska Southeast
(907) 796-6530
katie.bausler@uas.alaska.edu