Alexis Cowell is the Executive Director of Alaska Works Partnership Inc. She has been an employee of Alaska Works Partnership Inc. for 18 years working through the ranks. Initially hired as a secretary, to accounts payable and receivable, then case manager for rural apprenticeship outreach, and moved on to writing grants and becoming program manager of Alaska’s Helmets to Hardhats and the Women in the Trades program. For the past five years, Alexis has been the Executive Director overseeing all operations, grant writing, and maintaining strong partnerships. Alaska Works is an outreach powerhouse with a successful history of recruitment and participant success. In addition to being an Executive Director, she also serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Apprenticeship and Training Coordinators Association (AATCA).

 Alaska Works Partnership has two training centers, one in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks and is the home of Alaska’s Helmets to Hardhats program. Helmets to Hardhats provide job training, education, awareness, and employment opportunities to Veterans, Transitioning Soldiers, Guard, and Reservists. Alaska Works Partnership is a 501-C3, partnered with all of Alaska’s Building Trades and Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Alaska Works Partnership has several pathways to success in addition to Helmet to Hardhats including Women in the Trades, Alaska’s Construction Academies, Build Up (youth program), and Apprenticeship Outreach.

 When not working she enjoys time with her family, staying at a dry cabin on Big Lake that always needs work and loving on her giant hound dog.

 Alexis serves as a VIPER Board Member and feels VIPER can provide, “Good paying jobs, a secure future and pathways for soldiers to get there which helps to decrease the rate of soldier suicide. Alaska Works Partnership has over 20 years of experience securing funds to provide job training, curriculum development, case management, and support services to all of Alaska’s people. AWP will work with VIPER on workforce development to develop new partnerships and create additional pathways to success through job training and support.” Alexis’s vast experience and her wealth of knowledge will be a great asset to the board and VIPER program.