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If you build it ....

...Photo by Etta Mae Near Representatives from the Workforce Development Center at Kenai Central High School, from left, Walt Ward, career and technical education coordinator, Mike Boyle and Steve Schoessler, instructors, are recognized by Alaska...
Employable skills training takes its place in classrooms alongside standard academic fare

...and sophisticated, blurring the lines between school and business. "Any work experience can be educational," said Walt Ward, the work co-op coordinator for central peninsula high schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. With...
Students train for high growth, high demand jobs

...workforce, and the program launched this year with a focus on ?high growth, high wage, high demand? occupations said Walt Ward, the school district?s work experience and workforce coordinator. Ward said the workforce development concept has...
Around the Peninsula

...Kenai. The event is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. For more information or to register, call Walt Ward at 262-7075. Peaceful people to gather People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the...
Skills for life

...skills. "The guys that are doing it realize the value of it and how it helps kids prepare for future employment," said Walt Ward with KPC, one of the conference organizers. In the process of learning how to use a table saw, place a rose bud and...
Peninsula Reflections

...connected them as well as a small silver travel trailer and three double-wide classrooms. Former Assistant Superintendent Walt Ward recently recalled needing portable classrooms for Sears Elementary School initially and he discovered a Canadian company...
Construction class helps build future even better for the community. The construction industry is suffering a lack of workers qualified or not. Walt Ward, coordinator for the Workforce Development Center, sums up the grim state of the building trades in Alaska. ?A lot...
Hands-on construction course designed to address national builder shortages

...We?re) taking students through the planning stage and we?ll get as far as we can in a three-week period.? Walt Ward, coordinator for the Workforce Development Center, said the structure will be either 20 feet by 20 feet or 16 feet by 20 feet...
Students taste daily grind: Conference allows area youth to experience working world

...Alaska's technical conference is being held in Anchorage next month. "It takes care of the butterflies," said Walt Ward, Wally's father and the former career and technical education coordinator for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District...
Voters facing election fatigue

...Democrats are definitely the better choice," she said. "I'm really fired up about this election." That's how Walt Ward, a retired Kenai resident, was feeling too. "This year there's more at stake, at least at the federal level, more...


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