The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and the Fishery Industrial Technology Center announced plans Sept. 14 to cohost the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute from October through March of 2012. The program is designed for mid-level managers, production foremen, plant supervisors and quality assurance leaders who want to advance their careers in seafood processing. Large and small processors are welcome.
The application deadline is Sept. 20.
The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute is accepting up to 20 students for the three training sessions, each in a different location.
Hands-on technical training in seafood processing and visits with local processors will take place at Kodiak from Oct. 31 through Nov. 10. Leadership training, human resource development, business management and marketing are scheduled for March 5-9 in Anchorage. In addition, there will be a guided trip to the Boston Seafood Show and field trips to secondary processors on the East Coast from March 10-14.
More information is at the ASPLI website, http://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/aspli/index.html
The 2011–2012 ASPLI comes in the wake of similar institutes offered in 2006 and 2008. Sea Grant spokesmen said that most former ASPLI trainees have continued their careers in seafood processing, with at least one has become a plant manager and while others are working their way up the ladder.