CIRI’s information technology (IT) department began a partnership with Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) in 2012 that is delivering results in opening career pathways for CIRI shareholders and CIRI descendants interested in entering the information technology field.
In May, CIRI shareholder Kristofer Franke graduated the AVTEC Information Technology program and began at CIRI as an IT intern recruited through the partnership. CIRI IT recently hired Kris as a full-time employee to help with CIRI, CIRI Services Corp. and other CIRI subsidiary IT needs.
CIRI shareholder Bob Crowe interned at CIRI and CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. (CATC) then began the AVTEC nine-month program in August. After Crowe graduates, he and CIRI IT look forward to continuing to work together by placing him in a position with CATC or within CIRI or another CIRI subsidiary.
Based on the success of the partnership, CIRI IT is actively working with CITC to recruit for the next IT intern. This is a great opportunity for CIRI shareholders and CIRI descendants who want to work in IT.
To learn more about the program and the open internship position, please contact the programs manager Eric Watson at (907) 793-3320.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,100 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.