Alaska Works Partnership Inc. Construction Education & Training.

March 30, 2020:  Thank you for visiting the Alaska Works Partnership (AWP) web site. Trainings scheduled during COVID-19 health mandates for restrictive movement will be re-scheduled.  AWP is still taking applications for trainings scheduled after mandates. AWP staff will keep applicants updated on all changes.  Watch for updates via text and e-mail if you have applied to a training during mandated business closures.   

If you are new to Alaska Works, you can register for training schedule updates and more at:

For updates on State of Alaska COVID-19 mandates you can go to:

We Are Still Here For You

While our offices are currently closed, AWP staff is working and available to provide the following assistance via, phone, e-mail, video and text, Monday – Friday from 9am till 4:30pm:

  • Develop individual construction / trade related career pathways
  • Interview skills training: Do you have an apprenticeship interview coming up? 
  • Assistance applying to an apprenticeship program or construction / trade related job
  • Education on Apprenticeship (what is apprenticeship, how to get started, the requirements, when to apply, etc.)
  • Help filling out AWP’s online training applications (for those unable to apply online)

AWP program specific contact list:

Anchorage Construction Academy:  Tiffany (907) 569-4704 |
Mat-Su Construction Academy:  Mark (907) 569-4734 | 
Fairbanks Construction Academy:  Jessica (907) 457-2597 | 
Helmets to Hardhats Statewide:  Keri (907) 569-4729 | 
Women in the Trades Statewide:  Joanna (907) 569-4727 |

Other Helpful links:

Alaska Unemployment Insurance:
Alaska’s Job Center Network:


Training Programs

Alaska Construction Academies (ACA) with locations in the Anchorage, Mat-Su, and Fairbanks area, are co-ed, and offers introductory training in several trades skills including; carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, weatherization and more.
The Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) program is designed to serve Veterans, transitioning soldiers, Guard, Reserves and spouses. Reaching out to retired and transitioning active-duty military members and helps them connect to quality career and training in construction.
The Women in the Trades program gives hands-on training to help women transition into a well-paid construction career and offers the same training opportunities in a female-only learning environment.
The Apprenticeship Outreach program assists Alaskans with applying and gaining entry into Alaska’s construction trade apprenticeships.
The Rural Apprenticeship Outreach (RAO) program provides rural community members with information on apprenticeship application deadlines, construction training opportunities, and provides educational apprenticeship information.
There are many ways AWP can help you connect to training, education, apprenticeship, and careers in Alaska’s construction industry.

AWP can help you connect to training, education, apprenticeship, and careers in Alaska’s construction industry. Alaska Works Partnerships puts Alaskans in Alaska jobs first. Together we’re building Alaska one community at a time. AWP delivers services in partnership with Alaska’s Building Trades, the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the U.S. Department of Labor, Nine Star Education & Employment Services, and others. We also team with employers, communities, and regional organizations on targeted projects. We find motivated applicants, provide the best training, and guide participants toward trade career opportunities.

To receive regular updates about all of our various training opportunities: