BUILDING CONNECTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP OUR WORKFORCE
Sealaska is developing a skilled workforce for regionally relevant jobs by offering training opportunities within our corporation and subsidiaries as well as by building connections with other regional employers in the private and public sectors. We also work with local and statewide economic development organizations to identify new opportunities and trends. Our programs fall into three main categories.
TRAYLS, or Training Alaska Native Youth Leaders & Students, is a program led by Sustainable Southeast Partnership, a regional collaboration focused on creating cultural, ecological and economic prosperity in Southeast Alaska. The program recruits young people between the ages of 16-25 for experiential education, on-the-job training, career counseling and job placement to get on the path toward higher education and employment in fields like fisheries, forestry, engineering, recreation, community service and cultural stewardship. Students get paid while working for a variety of private- and public-sector employers in these fields during the summer. Applications are due annually in early May. Please visit TRAYLS online for more information and applications. Sealaska is a proud partner in Sustainable Southeast Partnership.
We support Native students to help them find and foster fulfilling careers. Sealaska interns work with our teams to provide new perspectives, innovation and research throughout the company. At Sealaska, you’ll have opportunities to explore your career interests, grow your professional skills, and connect with your Alaska Native heritage. Each summer, internships are offered in business, land stewardship and environmental services, engineering and technology, and culture and community. Applications are accepted beginning in October for the following summer, and opportunities are open until filled or until the application close date in mid-January. For more information, please visit Sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.
Board Youth Advisor
Each year, Sealaska selects one young shareholder or descendant to serve as its board youth advisor, attending board meetings in various locations throughout the region and serving as an advocate for young shareholders in the boardroom. Board Youth Advisors gain valuable experience working alongside an active board and developing an understanding of how Alaska Native corporations operate. Current and past advisors have gone on to become influential leaders in their communities.
Program requirements include:
- Be at least 18 years of age but not older than 25 years of age upon date of submission.
- Be a holder of at least one share of Sealaska Class A, B or C settlement common stock and/or Class D Descendants’ Life Estate Stock of the corporation.
- Have completed a minimum of two years of college at an accredited community college, junior college, or university; or two years of comparable work experience; or two years of military service.
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