Alaska Airlines promises USD1.5m for job training in Seattle

8 May 2014

Alaska Airlines said it is pledging a USD1.5m 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.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com.

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