McKibben Jackinsky

Homer grad finds career path at AVTEC

HOMER — Career in a year. That’s the motto at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward also known as AVTEC.

“That catch phrase is one of my favorites,” said AVTEC plumbing and heating instructor Tim Shearer. “We teach skills that every employer is looking for. And not just skills, but also communication skills, job skills, all those skills that prepare a person to be successful.”

That’s exactly what T.J. Thomas was looking for when increasing the number of employees at Anchorage-based Living Waters Plumbing and Mechanical.

Economic analysis of controversial halibut plan easier said than done

Comments being made about the halibut catch sharing plan currently under consideration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Area 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska including Cook Inlet and Homer, frequently identify the need for an economic impact analysis.

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