January 18, 2017

Calista Corporation Creates New Apprenticeship Program In Maritime

Applications Are Being Accepted for Spring 2017

(Anchorage, Alaska) –

Calista Corporation announces the creation of the Alaska Maritime Apprenticeship Program (AMAP). AMAP’s mission is to help increase Alaskan hire in the maritime industry while meeting the subsistence needs of the Alaskan lifestyle.

Together with the U.S. Department of Labor, State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and AVTEC, Calista has created a multi-employer, 3-tiered pre-apprenticeship and apprecenticeship program with three different pathways for apprentices to grow: Deck side, Engine Room and Galley/Kitchen. Each tier allows an apprentice to grow into the next tier as he or she earns certifications and sea time.

“To meet the subsistence needs of the Alaskan lifestyle, apprentices can choose from two different tracks, Traditional or Subsistence,” said Calista Corporation President/CEO Andrew Guy. “Working with their employer, apprentices may have the option of taking time off for subsistence activities to provide traditional foods for their families.”

The first cohort is scheduled to begin at AVTEC in Seward, Alaska this spring. Additional information and details are at AMAP can also be found on Facebook at


For additional information about AMAP, contact AMAP Administrator Brenda Pacarro at bpacarro {at}


The second largest of the original 13 Alaska Native Corporations, Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents approximately 13,000 Shareholders. The Calista region encompasses more than 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $4 Million in scholarships and since inception┬ámore than $46.1 Million in dividends and Elders’ Benefit Program distributions┬áto its Shareholders and Descendants.

Calista Corporation is the parent company of more than 35 subsidiaries in the following industries: military defense contracting, construction, real estate, environmental and natural resource development, marine transportation, oil field services and heavy equipment sales, service and rentals. Calista can be found on Facebook and Twitter.