Apprenticeship Info

Get More Apprenticeship Info About Our Support Services & How to Apply

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What is Apprenticeship?

  • It’s a tuition-free program or a position in which an apprentice learns a trade working under a certified expert (journey-level worker).
  • Earn as you learn model. Experience is not required: you will learn what you need to know.
  • Structured classroom learning and on-the-job training (OJT) with portable industry-recognized credentials (only for nationally recognized programs).
  • Depending on the trade, it can take anywhere from 2-5 years. The average is 4 years.
  • Pay raises are given as you complete milestones for OJT hours. Once you complete the required classroom and OJT hours you are considered a journey-level worker.

How to Apply

Depending on the apprenticeship programs the application and interview process can be very competitive. You may not be selected for apprenticeship on your first or even second try.

Applicants selected for an apprenticeship can expect to travel, work long hours and go to classes. Also, they can expect to earn a paycheck while they are on the job and develop trade skills that are transferable across the state and nation.

Support Services

Once an applicant is accepted into a Construction Trades Apprenticeship program, the Regional Job Center may be able to provide financial support during the first year of classes and on-the-job training. Applicants may qualify for assistance.

Click the link below to find out more about how you may qualify for financial assistance or call us today. At Alaska Works Partnership we are ready to help you get on the path to a brighter future today.

Apprenticeship Openings

View upcoming application openings and deadlines.

Alaska Apprenticeship Outreach

Links to useful resources in construction.