Alaska Works Initiative: Addressing Barriers, Increasing Employment, Creating Change, employment, training, and technical assistance

Welcome to Alaska Works

Your Customized Employment Source


Alaskans who are experiencing a disability are employed at a rate comparable to the general population. They are compensated at a living wage and have the same opportunity for career advancement.

For the past several years, the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education and the UAA Center for Human Development have been working with individuals with disabilities, state agencies and service providers to implement the Alaska Works Initiative, which is designed to increase the employment rate of Alaskans with disabilities. Together, stakeholders are working to increase opportunities for productive, career-oriented, and truly community-based lives for themselves and others.

Upcoming Trainings

1st Tuesday of the month 5:00 PM-6:00 PM LINKS Parent/Student Training Wasilla
4/22 Alaska CE Implementation Training/Kenai-Soldotna Distance
4/24 Final SE Alaska CE Implementation Training Distance
4/16 PASS Basic Training Anchorage / Distance
4/17-4/18 Full Lives Conference Anchorage
5/14-5/15 PASS Basic Training Anchorage / Distance

Coming Early Next Year

  • 3rd Round: CE Implementation Training in Soldotna / Kenai (Beginning 4/2014)
  • Financial Literacy Training (3/2014)