Alaska Airlines Pledges $1.5 Million for Job Training at the Port of Seattle

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 12, 2014 15:46

Alaska Airlines Pledges $1.5 Million for Job Training at the Port of Seattle

Alaska Airlines is pledging a $1.5 million grant to support job training at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This local investment will be made over the next four years in collaboration with the Port of Seattle with an initial contribution to Port Jobs, a nonprofit committed to preparing workers for the Port of Seattle economy.

In the first year, Alaska’s grant will help Port Jobs expand access to college courses through Airport University, effectively doubling the number of courses, college credits and students. The grant will also enable Port Jobs to add more advanced courses than currently offered.

Alaska Airlines has been involved with Port Jobs since its inception in 1993, with several key executives serving on its board of directors.

The Port of Seattle supports more than 200,000 jobs and generates $6.8 billion in payroll. Alaska Airlines employs more than 7,000 workers at the company and partner vendors in the Seattle area—more than any other air carrier. Over the duration of the jobs training grant, Alaska expects to fill 2,000 family-wage jobs in the Seattle market, and will work closely with the Port of Seattle and Port Jobs to prioritize hiring graduates of the program.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 12, 2014 15:46
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