Alaska Works Partnership

Working Together for Jobs

Alaska Works Partnership:

We’re a non-profit that connects Alaskans with job opportunities in construction. We provide education, training, and a path to a rewarding career with good pay, benefits, and a lifetime of skills.

Established in 1996 by Alaska’s Building and Construction Trade, we are dedicated to increasing Alaska hire in the industry. Our motto is “Working Together for Jobs” and we partner with industry employers, community organizations, educators, and the state to “build Alaska one community at a time”.

We’ve helped thousands of Alaskans in over 140 communities get started in construction. Let us help you build your future!

Choose Construction: A promising path to a high-paying career!

Now is a great time to consider a career in construction. With an average salary of over $70,000 a year and 25,000 employed in the industry, it’s a stable and lucrative field. 5,000 of these workers are non-residents who come to Alaska for the high pay, but many of these jobs could be filled by locals who live here year-round.

Construction industry employers require hundreds of new workers annually to replace retirees and non-resident workers. This is not limited to construction only, as other industries such as oil & gas, mining, maritime, and seafood processing also face a shortage of skilled trades such as welders, electricians, carpenters, equipment operators, plumbers, and pipefitters, and other trades-people. This high demand presents a unique opportunity to secure a stable and well-paying career.

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Alaska Works Partnership

A non-profit organization that gives Alaskans access to jobs and careers in the construction industry. We educate you about good-paying jobs, we teach you basic skills, and put you on a path to where you can learn skills that last a lifetime and earn good pay with health care and retirement benefits.

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Alaska Construction Academy

ACA introduces you to a variety of trades. Our courses are located in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, and Fairbanks. We can also connect you to other Alaska Construction Academies in Kenai, Juneau, and Ketchikan. You can choose one or more courses to attend and learn basic construction occupation skills.

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Helmets to Hardhats

Alaska’s Helmets to Hardhats reaches out to Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard, Reservists, and Active-Duty Spouses and helps them connect to quality training and careers in construction. Alaska Works is here to help our veterans join the construction workforce. Visit our page for veterans to learn more.

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Women in the Trades

The Women in the Trades program is for women & focuses on providing unique outreach and training events designed by women employed in construction. These activities inform girls and women about construction work, and apprenticeship opportunities, and provide pre-apprenticeship training for exploring the building trades.

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Building Maintenance

Building Maintenance courses offer basic skills training in several occupations that prepare you by teaching a variety of skills required for maintaining community buildings and homes.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get started contact us today.

AWP programs are sponsored through grants from the Alaska Legislature, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and support from member organizations.