Sealaska Seeking Young, Passionate People for Career Tracjectory
Sealaska board and management’s commitment to operating Sealaska Timber in perpetuity opens the door to a broad range of career paths to support the industry. “Sealaska believes a local workforce is necessary for a sustainable second growth industry,” said Bob Girt, Sealaska Timber senior environmental compliance and community liaison specialist. Girt remembers his first day on the job with Sealaska. He started on March 7, 1985, as a field engineer based in Craig, Alaska.
Over the last 30 years, his career with Sealaska kept him in the woods, mapping out the next harvest unit or road. He will now focus on permitting compliance, but more importantly bring awareness to forestry career opportunities. “The experience of working in Southeast, with some of the best mentors in the industry, is rewarding with life-long career opportunity,” says Girt. “We care equally about the economy, the environment, the vitality of wildlife and fishery, and our ongoing contribution to social and cultural advancement. We want you to join this important work.”
New Trainee Program Supports Careers in Forestry and Natural Resources
Sealaska is excited to announce a new Natural Resource & Forestry Trainee Program. This exciting pilot program will offer a meaningful summer experience to one trainee. Sealaska shareholders and descendants with a high school diploma or GED are eligible to apply. Sealaska is seeking one motivated individual to attend the summer-long pilot program. The trainee will support the functions and mission of Haa Aaní natural resources team and Sealaska Timber. This rewarding opportunity is located on Prince of Wales Island.