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The Alaska Laborers Apprenticeship Program

Build Your Career              Build Alaska

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Laborers Apprenticeship Program
The Laborers' Apprenticeship Program began in 1994. Teachers share years of experience and knowledge in classroom and hands-on instruction and training in all facets of the Laborers craft. Apprenticeship facilities are located in Anchorage and Fairbanks, with specialty classes offered in Juneau and outlying areas.
 
On-the-Job Training
The goal of the Apprentice Craft Laborer Program is for each apprentice to reach Journeyworker status. Studies and on-the-job training focus on the following areas:

 

                                 General Skills                            Heavy Highway Construction

 

       Building Construction              Specialty Construction

 

Examples of Classes Offered
Training classes supplement on-the-job training, and are shaped by the needs of the industry during the apprenticeship. Some of the many classes offered are:

  • Blue Print Reading                   Concrete
  • Craft Orientation                       Hod Carrying
  • First Aid/CPR                            Hazardous Waste
  • General Construction                Rigging
  • Pipeline Construction                Pipelaying
  • Asbestos Abatement                 Line and Grade
  • Asphalt                                      Drilling

In addition to taking classes at school, apprentices are referred to a contractor's jobsite for on-the-job training. Labor and management work together to develop highly skilled and productive construction workers.

  

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of equivalency (GED)
  • Be an Alaska resident for the last twelve consecutive months
  • Have a Valid Alaska Driver's License
  • Be physically fit

An interview committee rates each applicant on factors such as interest in the trade, educational transcripts, references, previous work experience, a sense of responsibility, and a good attitude

towards the program.
 
Apprentices can and do achieve Journeyworker status in three years. They must complete 5100 hours of on-the-job training covering the various aspects of the Laborers' craft and a minimum of 144 hours each year of the related classroom education and hands-on instruction. Credit can be given for previous experience.
 
Apprenticeship Wages
 
Apprentices are paid in accordance with the number of on-the-job hours, at a percentage of the Journeyworker rate of pay.

HOURS WORKED

WAGE RATE

0 - 1,000

60%

1,001 - 2,000

70%

2,001 - 3,000

80%

3,001 - 5,100

90%

 

  Alaska Laborers
Alaska Laborers' Training School Construction Industry Training Fund

 

Fairbanks Union Trustees:
Phone:  907-452-3146     Fax:  907-455-4386      Joey Merrick               Kevin Pomeroy
2121 Kiana Street      Brandon Calcaterra    Dan Simien
Fairbanks, AK 99709  
Email:  info@aklts.org Employer Trustees:
       Steve Geraghty            Jaysen Mathiesen 
Anchorage      Derald Schoon             Mike Brady          
Phone:  907-345-3853     Fax:  907-345-4479  
17805 Old Glenn Hwy Training Director:  Suzanne McCarthy
Chugiak, AK 99567 Deputy Director Fairbanks:  Will Perry
Email:  training@aklts.org Training Coordinator Fairbanks:  Danny Ruerup
  Apprentice Assistant:  Melodie Byrd

 

AFFILIATED WITH Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fund
ADMINISTERED BY Labor Trust Services

 

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of individuals shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex. The Alaska Laborers Training School takes affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in training and operates its training program as required under Title 29, Part 30, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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Chartered November 1, 1946, Laborers Local 942 is an affiliate local of the Laborers International Union of North America. Originally a construction union, today Local 942 also represents service contract workers, transit workers, tourism industry workers, and pipeline maintenance workers. We have also crafted a unique cooperative agreement with many of the Interior's Athabascan Indian tribes.
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