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Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association

The Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association (AATCA) is composed of the Joint Administered Training Committee’s (JATC’s). The JATC’s engage in providing quality training for the majority of construction apprentices in Alaska. Additionally they offer enhancement classes for journeyman craftsmen and Construction Academy courses for men and women to prepare them for applying to an apprenticeship or a career in the trades.

Alaska Department of Labor Workforce Development

Providing safe and legal working conditions and advancing opportunities for employment in Alaska.

NABTU – Building and Construction Trades Department

NABTU is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America. Our purpose is to create more work opportunities, achieve living wages and protect benefit standards, not just for the members of our 14 national and international union affiliates, but for all construction workers.

National Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Nine Star Education & Employment Service

Through education and employment services help Alaskans get a job! Keep a Job! & Advance on the Job!

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) stands for peoplepartnership and potential. We are a tribal nonprofit organization helping Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet Region of southcentral Alaska reach their full potential.

Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center focus is on providing training opportunities for Alaskans to enter into registered construction apprenticeship programs for careers in the oil and gas, and construction industries. The  Center offers training programs structured to meet market demands in all sectors of the Alaska’s oil and gas industry, including the construction, operation and maintenance of mainline pipelines, gathering lines, pump stations, flow stations, gatherings stations, compressor stations,  and the construction and operation of oil and gas facilities.

Boilermakers Local 502

Providing a highly skilled, safe and drug free work force

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1

Representing the best in the masonry industry, as well as the labor movement. The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ apprenticeship and training system is widely recognized for producing highly skilled craftworkers.

Southern Alaska Carpenters Local 1281

Whether selecting a career as a Carpenter, Millwright, Scaffold Erector, Piledriver, or Diver we will provide you with the building blocks to a promising and fulfilling future in the industry. Our training lays the foundation by providing instruction in a classroom and shop setting on builder’s math, tool skills, material knowledge, job site safety, as well as theory and practice of the trade.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547

Local 1547 represents workers in many diverse construction classifications including power linemen, inside wiremen, power plant workers and technicians, mechanics, warehouse workers, line clearance tree trimmers and heavy equipment operators. Classifications in communications include telephone linemen, installation and repair workers, telephone operators, central office technicians, cable maintenance workers, and fiber optic specialists, just to name a few. We also take pride in knowing that our efforts in strengthening safety and worker rights benefit many other workers in our state, not just those we represent.

Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 97

The Alaska Insulators Union Local 97 started training Alaskans over 50 years ago when they established their apprenticeship program in 1953. The program trains insulators in all aspects of the trade, both commercial and industrial throughout the state of Alaska. The program is a statewide program.

Ironworkers Local 751

Our work is critical in national defense projects, commercial and government buildings, mining, communication towers, pipeline projects, oil development, and transportation projects. We have a state-of-the-art apprenticeship training facility in Anchorage that is internationally accredited. We are also recognized as an accredited testing facility through the American Welding Society (AWS). Local 751 Ironworkers complete a four year, 6000 hour apprenticeship and are trained in skills needed to perform all the work we do such as the erection of structural steel, welding, placing reinforcing steel, rigging, ornamental curtain wall, windows, precast concrete structures, bridges, fences, towers, pre-engineered metal buildings, and other structures.

Laborers Local 341

Laborers’ Local 341 was chartered on April 4, 1947 with jurisdiction over South-Central and Southwestern Alaska. The Alaska Laborers’ Training School publishes its course schedule in the Fall of each year.

Millwrights Local 1281

If you like working with machines, tools and precision instruments and have an eye for the perfect fit, you might consider being a millwright. Millwrights sometimes work to specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch ( 0.001” ). Millwrights are an elite group of construction workers who work primarily in metal and with machinery and equipment requiring precision. Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose and repair the machines that keep America running. These machines can be compressors, pumps, conveyors monorails, extruders, gas and steam turbines and mining equipment. Every industry requires millwrights, such as pharmaceutical companies, steel mills, refineries, auto plants nuclear plants mines and food processing facilities using hand and power tools, rigging and hoisting equipment, torches and welders , lasers, optical transits and precision measuring tools.

Painters & Allied Trades Local 1959

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5 is an organization of painters, decorators, wallcoverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, carpet & soft tile layers, truck painters, glaziers, architectural metal & glass workers, paint makers and allied trades. We are  cover the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and Northern Idaho.

Piledrivers & Divers Local 2520

Pile Drivers lay out, cut, set, splice, drive or extract, wood, metal or concrete piling including sheet piling, I-beams, H-beams and pipe pile. Pile Drivers perform all the welding related to piling, pile caps and supported structures. Pile Drivers build and install falsework and all the concrete forms related to structures and components. They place concrete, grouts and epoxies, bore, bolt, weld and anchor all structures and components.

Plasterers & Cement Mason (Trowel Trades) Local 867

The apprenticeship combines a minimum of 288 hours of classroom and skill development with 4,000 hours of on-the-job-training. Cement Masons do cement finishing of sidewalks, curbs, floor slabs, architectural concrete, engraving, and stamping. Plasterers apply plaster to Interior walls and ceilings and apply stucco to exterior walls.

Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters & Sprinklers Fitters Local 367

We strive to provide exceptional services to our contractors, members, and community. We are a brotherhood of plumbers, pipefitters, welders, HVAC technicians, water and wastewater and natural gas utility workers and contractors working together.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 23

The Sheet Local Workers Local 23 has played a large part in building The Last Frontier. In an area so vast with harsh and unexpected conditions, we recognize versatility, problem solving and adapting as essential tools for the Alaska Building Trades, Custom Metal Fabrication and HVAC Service Industries. We are dedicated to training the most well rounded individuals in all areas of our trade. We recognize the need for high quality craftsmanship and we are dedicated to providing our contractors with the most trained and qualified Journeyman and Apprentice Sheet Metal Workers.

Teamsters Local 959

Teamsters Local 959 represents over 5,000 men and women at over 100 employers across the state of Alaska.  Members of Local 959 cover almost every profession imaginable.  Local 959 members are: airline pilots, bus drivers, communications workers, construction workers, hospital staff, office staff, surveyors, truck drivers, warehouse and maintenance workers. If you can think of a job, there is probably a Local 959 member performing somewhere in our state.

Alaska Operating Engineers Local 302

The Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust prepares Alaskan workers with the skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of the construction and related industries.  The AOEETT is committed to providing the highest quality training opportunities to all our members and apprentices.  This training is an excellent resource to learn new skills, upgrade on existing skills, and remain current on required certifications.

JBER Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

To assist service members and their families with creating a plan for their career and/or educational transition from military to civilian life.

JBER Family Readiness Support Center

The 673d Force Support Squadron, Military & Family Readiness Flight offers six locations that provide training, education, programs, information, and referrals to service members and families, retirees, and DoD civilian employees.

Fort Wainwright Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program’s mission is to synchronize Army efforts to successfully transition Soldiers from active duty to the civilian sector by preparing Soldiers to be career ready, for educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, and by connecting them to opportunities that lead to civilian success.

Denali Commission

Introduced by Congress in 1998, the Denali Commission is an independent federal agency designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support throughout Alaska. With the creation of the Denali Commission, Congress acknowledged the need for increased inter-agency cooperation and focus on Alaska’s remote communities.