Registered Apprenticeship is a highly flexible training and workforce development model that combines on-the-job learning, related instruction and paid work experience. The construction of a natural gas pipeline in Alaska is among the most promising economic and workforce drivers. Apprenticeship will prepare and train our workforce to meet industry demands and deliver on the promise to hire Alaskans first and put them to work!
The oil and gas industry is just one component of apprenticeable industries that also includes healthcare, transportation, construction, forestry and mining occupations. Unlike a four-year degree program at a university where you pay, apprenticeship pays you while you train for well-paying jobs with promising futures. Registered Apprenticeship:
- Is one of the oldest and most portable industry credentials, which makes you eligible to work anywhere you can land a job for which you qualify
- Offers wage progression on an increasing scale
- Provides on-the-job learning industry driven skills that make you more competitive in the labor market
- Provides an opportunity to convert completed registered apprenticeship training into college credit and degrees at participating colleges and other postsecondary institutions
- Offers training and certifications that meet industry standards
- Allows direct entry out of high school in some cases.
How does Apprenticeship work for me?
The first step is to look at which apprenticeable occupations are available in Alaska. Then:
- Be assertive and research the field
- Figure out what appeals to you
- Think about what you want in a career – and what you don’t want
- Narrow down your choices to three occupations or less
- Talk to people who work in the occupation.
Who to Contact for Assistance:
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Office of Apprenticeship, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit your local Alaska Job Center staff who can help you identify apprenticeable occupations and help you prepare for your future. You may also call (877) 724-2539 or visit Web site jobs.alaska.gov for information.