The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College (CTC) will host a celebration of community and industry partners from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at its Fairbanks downtown center, 604 Barnette Street. This will also be a First Friday event, featuring a gallery of CTC themed photos by JR Ancheta, UAF photographer. The event recognizes the continuous support that local businesses and individuals give to Fairbanks’ community college, partnering in CTC’s mission to build a quality workforce in Alaska and support student success. Examples of industry support include the donation of emergency vehicles for training first responders, the use of professional facilities for health students to complete their clinical experience, the donation of industry-standard uniforms for automotive students, and serving on advisory boards to ensure the current curriculum meets the needs of employers and students. The public event on First Friday will have a come-and-go, open gallery format with photos by JR Ancheta and partner recognition for each CTC program. Culinary arts faculty and students will prepare food, live, throughout the event for attendees to watch and sample. Remarks and acknowledgments will take place at 5:30 p.m. with Senator John Coghill as the keynote speaker.