Alaska Works Partnership Inc. Construction Education & Training.

Our upcoming hands-on youth training program is in partnership with the Anchorage School District and is for students currently enrolled in a ASD high school program.
Training opportunities will be available; preference will be given to seniors but students 16 and older may apply.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Youth Training

Attention: ASD Students & Graduating Seniors




MSBSD Spring Break: Carpentry Mar-13-23 Mar-17-23 Monday – Friday 8AM to 5PM
ASD Spring Break: Carpentry Mar-13-23 Mar-17-23 Monday – Friday 8AM to 5PM


  • Apply online at under Youth Tab Or scan for application.
  • Must be enrolled in a High School program.

Must provide your own transportation and be able to attend each day of training in order to be considered for selection.

Call us at (907) 569-4711 for more information.

Class Descriptions

*Carpentry 1

Training covers the basics of carpentry and trades math. Accurate reading and use of tape measure, hammer, saw, 3-4-5 layout method, and safe use of hand and power tools. Using skills learned in class, participants build the following projects: a foot stool, and a set of stairs  to a platform. Construction site education, safety, and carpenter expectations also covered.

*Electrical Wiring

Training covers: Basic electrical theory, electrical code, blueprints, and tool safety. Hands-on training includes – wiring of switches, GFCI receptacles, duplex receptacles, panels, 3-way and 4-way switches, bending EMT and rigid conduit. Students apply the skills they learn by assembling and wiring a lamp with a light switch, outlets, and USB receptacles.

*Ironwork & Welding (Welding – Fairbanks)

Training with classroom instruction and hands-on training includes; Vertical and horizontal stick welding, oxygen and acetylene cutting, hands-on tools and materials, hazard awareness, work site safety. Identify and use safe welding practices, identify joint design and fit-up, set up a welding machine, and identify electrode selection. Participants learn basic rebar wire tying and reinforcing practices, basic structural ironworking and rigging practices, and basic rough terrain forklift operation and hand signals.

*Plumbing, Pipefitting & Welding (Anchorage Only)

Training covers: Soldering and brazing, oxy acetylene torch set-up and cutting, pipe threading, pro-press fittings and methods of joining.  Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) practice, welding-metallurgy. Drainage, waste, vent fittings, soil pipe methods of joining and cutting, plumbing fixtures and roof drains. Plumbing and pipefitting tools, pipe beveling, Oakie Beveller and Tri-Tool.  Introduction to hangers, supports, valves and use of ladders, and plumbing codes.

Structural Welding

This introduction to welding workshop starts with safety first.  Using an oxy-acetylene torch, students learn how to cut, prep, and fit metal test coupons. Students will then practice and test their skills with structural welding in multiple positions using the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) and Flux-Cored ARC (FCAW) welding processes.


Training covers exposure to basic principles in the telecommunications industry including: central office operations, outside plant line and splicing work, installation and repair, data and key/pbx, simple termination and testing of category 5E cabling, network interface device installation techniques, block terminations, basic AC/DC theory as it relates to telecommunications, and principles of light and fiber optics.

Girls Build-Up Plumbing & Welding, Electrical & Powerlines 

This introductory training covers: Soldering and brazing, oxy acetylene torch set-up and cutting, pipe threading, pro-press fittings and methods of joining.  Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) practice, welding-metallurgy, Plumbing and pipefitting tools, pipe beveling , Oakie Beveller, Tri-Tool, and plumbing codes. Basic electrical theory; wiring switches, lights, doorbells and receptacles; understanding the electrical grid; an introduction to rigging and knot-tying; and an intro to transformers and grounding. Students apply the skills they learn by rigging their own hand lines and wiring their own circuits, including a table lamp to take home.

Girls Build-Up Power Tools

This introductory training covers: The ability to quickly and accurately use a tape measure, and general safety, size, types, marking and cutting of lumber. Safety, operation and proper use of a variety of power tools used in the construction industry including; Orbital sander, finish sander, compound miter saw, router, jig saw, kreg jig, drill, impact driver, and belt sander. Students will construct several small projects and complete tasks using various power tools.