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Alaska Primary Care Association

Project Title: Alaska’s Healthcare Workforce Pipeline Project
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: State of Alaska
Phase (applicant-defined): Program Design
Award Amount: $9,706,966
Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare
Contact: Nancy Merriman, Executive Director, nancy@alaskapca.org
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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Summary:
Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) is supporting the growth and resiliency of Alaska’s healthcare economy, its fastest growing industry and largest economic sector. The Good Jobs Challenge is investing in APCA’s Alaska Healthcare Workforce Pipeline Project that will expand job opportunities and improve care in Alaska’s healthcare sector, with a focus on Alaskan Native people. The project will train and employ thousands of new healthcare workers to support the continued growth and expansion of Alaska’s local economy through quality pre-apprenticeships, registered apprenticeship programs, and a new healthcare career pathway that will be available to all Alaskan high school students. APCA will leverage its vast network of 60 employer members that span urban, rural, Tribal, and non-Tribal communities across the entire state, including Foundation Health Partners and Hope Community Resources. The project will also work with unions, such as Alaska AFL-CIO and IBEW, to support its training and job placement efforts.

 

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.

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