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What is NCCER?

What is NCCER? A not-for-profit education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research (dba.NCCER). It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEO’s, associations, and academic leaders who come together to transform training for the construction industry. Twenty-four years ago, NCCER started with just 5 content […]

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Introducing the New NSTC eCard!

The North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), managed by the Alaska Safety Alliance (ASA), has some exciting changes happening! Starting from January 1, 2020, the ASA will include NSTC completion data. ASA accounts will display NSTC course completion information within 30 days of course completion. Everyone with an NSTC Unescorted card from January 1, 2020, onwards, […]

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Plan Ahead for Education: Scholarships and Resources That Will Help You

College or training can be expensive. Very, very, very, very, very, expensive. It’s possible to still be stuck paying off loans 15 years after graduation. But it doesn’t have to be a problem if you plan ahead and take advantage of the scholarships that are being offered. The Alaska Safety Alliance is sponsoring a regional […]

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The Office: Getting There is Half the Battle

It’s easy to think that just because you aren’t surrounded by open trenches or the purr of a dozer all day that you aren’t really exposed to hazards during your day. Per OSHA, construction projects account for one in five worker deaths annually. If one worker out of five is being killed on a construction […]

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Looking Forward to 2020

You may have heard that APICC is now the Alaska Safety Alliance.  Long-term supporters and members of our organization are likely wondering what will be changing and, maybe more importantly, what will remain the same.  As we welcome a new decade, it is the perfect time to reaffirm our roots in Alaska’s education and training […]

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Tis the Season

Every year around this time,  whether hanging lights or cutting pine, while thinking of all the good holiday times,  the snow, the lights, the rosy red wine,  with all those they love, they’re ready to dine,  make more memories and have a great time!  All but… That group of nearly 15,000 who…. Every year experience […]

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A New NSTC Card

Out with the old, in with the new – Beginning January 1, 2020 new electronic NSTC cards will begin being issued. Individuals taking the NSTC Unescorted course, or an NSTC Job Specific course will be issued a Temporary NSTC card by the Instructor who taught the class. Temporary NSTC Cards are valid for 90 days […]

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Don’t Fall in the Safety Gaps

It’s that time of year again. The end of the year is approaching and people are looking back at everything this year had to bring. Hopefully, this year treated you well but there is always some bad mixed in with the good.  When it comes to safety, this time of the year offers a chance […]

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Smooth Shoveling

Even if you hire someone to plow your driveway, there are often locations that still need to be cleared by hand.  My first tip would be to hire a neighbor kid. It’s a great way to teach young kids to work hard and a good way to get to know the kids in your neighborhood. […]

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APICC is now ASA
APICC is now the Alaska Safety Alliance

 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 […]

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