APICC is now the Alaska Safety Alliance

October 28th 2019
By: Keith Baxter

 At its 20th Anniversary Gala in Anchorage on October 25, the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) announced the workforce-development organization’s name is changing to the Alaska Safety Alliance. The change, which takes effect immediately, is accompanied by the launch of a new website (alaskasafetyalliance.org) that has an increased offering of services for employers and job seekers. 

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 the Alaska Safety Alliance alongside other longstanding programs, such as the North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), Maritime Works and National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER). 

“Our staff and board are excited to take this next step forward with Alaska’s industries.” Said Alaska Safety Alliance Executive Director Cari-Ann Carty. “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 new website for free and can also register to receive notifications when opportunities matching their interests are posted to the job board. 

While the Alaska Safety Alliance 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 – allowing many of the trainings they administer to be more readily recognized by employers throughout the country. 

For more information, visit www.alaskasafetyalliance.org.