2019 BBNC Annual Report - Page 24

SHAREHOLDER DEVELOPMENT INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES BBNC is dedicated to enhancing the lives of its shareholders in many ways, among them, programs and resources that support and encourage professional growth and success. From job training to leadership education and employment placement to work readiness, shareholder development remained an important focus in FY2019. FY2019 SHAREHOLDER DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS Established an in-region office to connect directly with shareholders Trainings offered included accounting certification, small business classes, food handlers card, First Aid/CPR and EMT, GED testing, aviation, merchant marine, welding, and realtor certification BBNC awarded a $100,000 State Training and Employment Program Grant through the state of Alaska to prepare and train shareholders and other Alaskans for jobs in the oil and gas industry Introduced student drone training, with 10 shareholders participating Training Without Walls (TWOW), BBNC’s leadership and management training program, celebrated its 25th year in FY2019, with six shareholders graduating from the program Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary of training and placing students in tourism and other jobs 22 BBNC FY2019 ANNUAL REPORT The Bristol Bay Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) Middle School Academy hosted 46 students from in-region school districts at a free educational camp focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Offered a 12-month administrative assistant program to 19 shareholders Partnered with a student conservation association to offer youth employment at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, building teamwork and leadership skills Provided valuable and relevant work experience opportunities to 19 shareholders through the internship program with placements at BBNC, subsidiary operations and partnership companies such as Choggiung Limited and Coffman Engineers