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UAS Ketchikan Campus Gets Grant
To Fund Training For Welding Students


February 12, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Campus of the University of Alaska Southeast has been awarded a State Training and Employment Program (STEP) grant to fund welding students. Qualified applicants will be enrolled in the 600 hour American Welding Society Entry Level Welder class. Successful completion can lead to an elevated level in apprenticeship programs with the Piledrivers and Divers Union.

STEP is funded through unemployment insurance paid to the state. To qualify, applicants must be either on unemployment, have exhausted unemployment benefits or be unemployed or working part in a position covered by UI in the last three years. Priority will be given to people on Prince of Wales Island, Metlakatla, and in other rural areas outside Ketchikan.

The grant will pay for tuition, fees, tools, and books for the eight people enrolled through the grant program. There is also a modest travel and lodging stipend for people outside the Gateway Borough. This 15 week, 12 credit course will run full-time from February 28 to June 17.

More information is available through the University. Call Marty West at 228-4503 for details and a grant application.

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Many course offerings are available both locally and through distance avenues including web-based, audio conference, teleconference and satellite offerings. Through these offerings, students can achieve certificate, associate, bachelor and master degrees


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