Maritime Works: An Alaska Careers Partnership
Maritime Works (formerly referred to as the Industry Advisory Committee) is a network of committed individuals who participate in advancing maritime workforce development, with the support of their organizations. Maritime Works is a “virtual organization,” and a “member” is someone who shows up, provides sustained interest, and helps advance implementation of the Plan.
There are several principles that have been effectively used by Maritime Works.
- Collaboration is key to achieve success. Industries, training/education service providers, governmental agencies, legislative offices and potential funders have all been working effectively together.
- An organizational structure that relies on a chair and steering committee to provide opportunities for all the participants to come together and address issues in an effective manner.
- An independent organization provides coordination assistance.
- Maritime Works meets only as needed.
2014 Maritime Works/Leadership Council Meeting Summaries
- December 2014 Governor’s Budget Review and Working Group Updates.
- September 2014 the IAC identified the initial implementation focus for the next 12-18 months (for more information, see Working Groups.
- March 2014 the IAC approved the final draft of the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan.