Enhancing lives, one student at a time.

For more than 20 years, Chugach has provided operations, training, management, and maintenance services for the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Program at the Alaska Job Corps Center in Palmer. The center is the first of its kind in Alaska, focusing on training Alaska youth. It provides full educational services for 250 Alaskans, including 24 single parents, in a residential setting. The center serves the largest geographic area with the most diverse population of any Job Corps center in the nation. It has been  second-highest-ranked Job Corps center of the 22 centers located across the western United States.

Chugach also supports Job Corps centers in Oregon, Florida, and the District of Columbia. In total, we operate four center locations comprising more than 60 individual facilities and 670,000 gross square feet and serving more than 1,000 students.

Students at Chugach Job Corps centers receive training in career skills that may include business technology; construction trades such as masonry, culinary preparation, plumbing and carpentry; service and technical industries, including HVAC and facilities maintenance; or water/wastewater certification.

Services Include:

  • Outreach and admissions
  • Curriculum and training
  • Program operations
  • Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Career preparation and transition
  • Food service
  • Safety and security
  • Finance and procurement
  • Facilities and property management