Alaska Construction Academy

Introductory Training in Various Trade Skills

Free Training for Jobs that Pay

Alaska Construction Academies offers introductory training in several trades skills including; carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, weatherization and more.

Alaska Construction Academy training 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 as well. You can apply to any or all of the training opportunities that interest you.

To see a current list of trainings that are coming up please click on the Training Tab for detailed information about our schedule and training descriptions.

Career Training at No Cost to You!

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Minimum Qualifications:

You must be 18 or older with a valid, government-issued ID or driver’s license to be eligible.

*Heavy Equipment operating and Heavy Duty Mechanics training require additional documents:

Copy of birth certificate, high school diploma/GED and transcripts, copy of social security card, copy of Work Keys test score (4 and higher), and a valid, government-issued ID or driver’s license.

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The Construction Academies is an equal opportunity program.

Funding is provided by the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Alaska Works Student Apprenticeship success

Elijah began his exploration with a 40-hour introduction to electrical wiring, and moved forward by completing his certification in First Aid/CPR/AED training. Although the electrical trade was tempting, it just didn’t pique his interest. In his hometown of Fairbanks, he watched as a local skate park was being built, and was able to have a conversation with a few of the carpenters working on the job. He learned enough from those conversations that he decided to pursue carpentry work. After working a season in the carpentry trade, he made the move to apply to the Carpenters’ apprenticeship in Fairbanks, where he was accepted and is excelling in his training as a first-year apprentice.

~Elijah Watts

Alaska Works Student Apprenticeship success

After completing a 40-hour training in heavy equipment operating, he knew that the heavy equipment operating world was where he wanted to be. After following several employment leads, he was hired on with a local contractor. Weeks later, Kirk got word that he has been accepted into the Alaska Operating Engineers’ apprenticeship program as an equipment operator.

~Kirk McKibben

Alaska Works Student Apprenticeship success

Juan was working in the roofing industry when he decided to look at more career-oriented options in his life. He saw an opportunity for heavy equipment training and quickly applied. After successfully completing 40 hours of instruction in equipment operation, scoring high in his class, Juan made it a point to apply to the Alaska Operating Engineers. He was interviewed, selected, and is now studying for his commercial driver’s license as he awaits his first year of official training that begins in Spring.

~Juan Dickerson