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Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will meet at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. Nicole Schuh, Alaska Business Week Program Director with the Alaska State Chamber will discuss Alaska Business Week. RSVP to 262-9814.

Alaska LNG Project open house planned

The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project will host an open house on Thursday at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, 55497 Poolside Ave, located north of Kenai at mile 23.4 of the Spur Highway. The community is invited to stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. for recent information about the Project and 2015 field work. Refreshments will be provided.

KPC process technology program receives national industry certification

KPC has been notified by the North America Process Technology Alliance that both KPC’s Kenai River Campus and Anchorage Extension Site’s process technology programs have received the NAPTA Process Technology certification and endorsement.

NAPTA is a national organization of process technology (PTEC) education providers and their business, industry and community advisors cooperatively working toward common goals. According to the NAPTA website, the organization is the standard-bearer of PTEC curriculum and provides audits of programs and endorsements of those that meet its criteria. KPC is now one of only several colleges in North America to receive the NAPTA endorsement.

The certification award was based on the results of a 2014 audit of both programs. The award will be presented at the April 2015 NAPTA quarterly meeting to be held April 24 at the Isle of Capri Convention Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana. For more information about the meeting, visit http://naptaonline.org/meetings.php.

Hospital offers acupressure class.

CPH is offering training in Comfort Touch – Nurturing Acupressure for the Elderly and the Ill on May 16 and May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Denali Conference Center. Deadline to sign up is April 30. Cost is $160 and includes the text book. Approved provider with National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB) provider #283897-00. 15 Contact hours provided for nurses. Call Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500 or email: bnichols@cpgh.org

Free F/V drill conductor workshop

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 12-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The workshop will be conducted at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices for surviving emergencies at sea.

Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills. There will be an in-the-water practice session, giving participants practical experience with PFDs and immersion suits, employing survival techniques, and righting and boarding an inflatable life raft.

AMSEA Drill Conductor workshops meet the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. This workshop is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. For more information or to register, contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287 or www.amsea.org.

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