Campus receives Title III funds and Shellfish Farming Workshop
The Ketchikan campus will receive $6,620,500 over the next five years from federal Title III funds to increase the number of Alaska Natives and rural Alaskans who complete courses and training programs. The funding will also be used to renovate classroom and lab space for current workforce training programs and expand technological capabilities. Included in the plan will be transformation of the UAS Ketchikan Technical Center into the UAS Regional Maritime Technical Training Center—a goal that aligns with expansion of shipyard and maritime services in Ketchikan and southern Southeast Alaska.
The Southeast Alaska Shellfish Farming Workshop is presenting a comprehensive look at this growing industry through lectures in Ketchikan and four other Southeast Alaska communities during the month of October. Ray RaLonde, aquiculture specialist for the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, presented a three-day beginning shellfish farming workshop on the Ketchikan campus Oct. 9–11. Evening lectures on shellfish farming are being held in Metlakatla, Petersburg, Juneau and Yakutat.