Skagway Spring Training- 2022
It’s time to shake off the dust at Skagway Spring Training 2022. From May 1st - May 7th, each day, different trainings, programs and information sessions will be offered to help familiarize employees on all things Skagway. These sessions are great activities to incorporate in your orientation training or to just encourage employees to attend on their free time.
Activities kick-off at our welcome picnic where burgers and hotdogs will be provided and local clubs, sports leagues and groups are encouraged to promote their activity. Then, through the partnership of many local organizations, each day we will be covering an important aspect about Skagway including: Wayfinding, Klondike Goldrush history, Buffalo Soldiers, Made in Skagway, Cultural Tourism, Community Resources, and Shopping in Skagway.
Finally we wrap up the week by offering Customer Service Training with Alaska Tourism Industry Association's trainer Tayleah Clayton.
All employees, employers and community members are invited to come participate and prepare for the 2022 summer season!
Checkout our schedule below and don't forget to register for Customer Service Training.
We are working to offer a virtual component to the Klondike 101 and Cultural Heritage Tourism activities as well as record the customer service training.
If you have COVID, cold or flu like symptoms, please stay home. We encourage masks to be worn and COVID tests to be taken before in-person activities. Everywhere is short staffed this year, please be considerate of others and let's try to stay healthy!
7 days of Skagway filled activities!
Are you new to Skagway or just curious to learn about what you might be missing? Each day there is something different cover about Skagway! Come join the fun, learn from local sources and prepare yourself to welcome and inform the many visitors this summer!
Be sure to attend as many sessions as possible and then take our Trivia quiz at the end of the week to test your skills and possibly win a $50 gift card to the Skagway business of your choice!
Where: 7th Pastures,
Join us for free burgers and hotdogs, get to meet other community members and learn about local events, activities, clubs and more you could partake in this summer! Maybe even play in some pick-up kickball.
Where: Via Zoom & SMART Bus,
Learn how to find your way around Skagway, the trains and the docks. Hear from Tourism Director Jaime Bricker & White Pass Representative to learn about getting around town, the docks and Trains. Then, meet SMART bus on 3rd and Broadway at 3pm to take a ride around town to learn the new SMART route and see town!
Where: Public Safety Facility, Library, Skagway Museum & SDC
Time: 1pm -5:30pm
Checkout what amazing community resources are available for the public. Between 1pm-4pm, Checkout the Public Safety Facility, the Public Library and the Skagway Museum to find out all the amazing programs they have (See the detailed schedule for specifics). Then, between 4-5:30pm, stop into the SDC office to check out the Small Business Resource Center and learn about our Made in Skagway program.
Where: NPS Visitor Center &SDC
Time: 10am - 11am & 11am - 12pm
First, join us for a virtual zoom session on Skagway's Buffalo Soldier's, Company L. Then go through Klondike History 101 with local National Park Service personal.
The virtual session can also be viewed at the SDC office.
Where: Skagway Traditional Council
Time: 11am - 12pm
Learn from Skagway Traditional Council's president Jaime Bricker and administrator Sara Kinjo-Hischer. This amazing presentation will cover the history & current activity of Skagway's traditional people.
Where: Skagway Chamber of Commerce,
Participate in the annual Skagway Spring Stroll event. Stroll between various businesses seeing what they have to offer. Collect stamps along the way and submit your game care to enter in for prizes.
Where: Skagway School,
Give your employees foundational skills and/or a refresher on key customer service aspects to help them prepare for this busy summer! Must Register. $10/attendee, 10% discount if you send 5+ employees.
Don't forget to register your staff for Customer Service Training!
Registering 5+ employees? Use discount code skagway2022 for 10% off!
Day of registration price = $30/ attendee