Alaska Teamster Employer-Service Training Trust
The Benefits of the Apprenticeship Readiness Training
Women Construction Driver
Provides an opportunity to explore basic construction truck driver (CDL) skills.
You will receive classroom instruction to take DMV exams to obtain your CDL A permit, experience hands on practice range time in a tractor-trailer, introduce you to the construction truck driver industry, and prepare you for entry into apprenticeship.
More importantly at the successful completion of your training you will have a direct interview opportunity for the current Construction Truck Driver Apprenticeship program.
The Women Construction Driver Apprenticeship Readiness program is designed to provide women an introduction to the industry.
Applicants must complete the WCD application through Alaska Works Partnership - Women in the Trades and include all required documentation.
All requirements will be listed on the application at the time of posting but here are a few of the minimums.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- A U.S. Citizen & Alaskan Resident
- Minimum Age 18 years. You may be 18 years at the time of application as long as you will be 19 years of age by the training start date.
- A High School Diploma or GED
- An Alaska Drivers license for at least one year prior to the application period
- A clean driver history. *See box on right.
- Be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation, with or without reasonable accommodation, without endangering the health and safety of the individual or others.
- Pass and obtain a medical examiners certificate in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, USDOT (DOT Physical). Full 2-year certificate is required. Certificates issued for less than two years will not qualify.
- Obtain and pass drug and alcohol screening, includes UA test in accordance with USDOT.
- Can read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.
Also meet State of Alaska STEP Grant recipient eligibility:
- Proof of contribution to Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Alaska or another state with similar provisions sometime in the last 5 years.
- Veteran Service Members: Must provide a DD214 that reflects your military service period that encompasses the 5 years previous to the application date.
- A valid social security card (You must present the actual card not a photocopy on the first day of class)
INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST HAVE ONE OF THE REQUIRED LEGAL DOCUMENTS (ie: CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR PASSPORT). FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS REQUIREMENT GO TO ALASKA DMV WEB LINK
Women who enjoy working outdoors, being hands on, and are able to work long rotations in remote work environments.
This is a highly competitive opportunity and only a limited number of applicants will be selected. We strongly encourage you to apply directly for the Construction Driver apprenticeship in the event you are not selected for this program.
Applicants who have done their research, demonstrate a desire and commitment to the industry, and successfully complete the application process will have the highest chance of selection for the WCD apprenticeship readiness program.
We recommend including the WorkKeys test scores/certificate and at least two letters of support/reference for you to attend this training as part of your application packet.
When the program is available will depend on funding and the number of applicants we are seeking for the upcoming Construction Driver Apprenticeship.
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WCD training is free of charge to the selected eligible participant and is made possible from the State of Alaska STEP grant program when available.
Individuals selected for the program who live outside the Municipality of Anchorage/Mat-Su Borough may qualify for financial assistance for travel and per diem expenses to attend this training in Anchorage. For those who live in the MOA or Mat-Su areas and need support services while attending training may contact the local Job Centers to see if you qualify for assistance.
Also be sure to read the Program information and FAQ's. You must meet all eligibility requirements of this program and the Construction Truck Driver apprenticeship.
If you are interested in this program for 2019 opportunities, please contact:
AWP -Women in the Trades