One way to earn a career is through Registered Apprenticeship, which has become more relevant to meet all high-growth industry demands for qualified workers. Apprenticeship is allowing us to train Alaskans and put them to work.
This unique program has been successfully used in the trades and construction industries. We are reaching out to other high demand industries in Alaska – ranging from healthcare to manufacturing, retail to mining, and transportation to forestry. These high-skilled and high-tech jobs are particularly suited to apprenticeships.
Apprenticeship offers unique benefits. Apprentices “earn while they learn,” with a paycheck and benefits. As apprentice skill levels increase, by learning a trade in both a classroom and on a job site, wages increase progressively. After completing an apprenticeship, journey-level status and certificate are recognized nationally. Apprenticeship connects job seekers looking to obtain new skills and employers looking for trained and qualified workers.
The result will be a skilled Alaskan workforce – developed with industry driven training – and employers with a competitive edge.