Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust


Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of tradesmen/tradeswomen with on-the-job training and accompanying study. Apprentices build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices to learn their trade or profession. In exchange the apprentice continues to labor for an agreed period until they have achieved measurable competencies. Apprenticeships typically last 3 to 4 years. People who successfully complete an apprenticeship reach the journeyman level of competence.


Are you looking for an exciting career in construction that will provide you benefits, training and an investment in your future? At Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust, one person can make a big impact. We value commitment, teamwork, professionalism, and fun.

Through our apprenticeship programs, we take pride in building a highly qualified, skilled workforce that meets the challenges of Alaska's growing industries.
There is a lot of information available about our apprenticeship programs, the application process, training, finances, disqualifications and more.  Be sure to take time to learn what an apprenticeship is, what our industries and careers are/are not to be sure you apply for the program that is right for you and that you are a good fit for our Team!

Before considering to apply understand that...
The apprenticeship programs with the Alaska Teamsters Employer Service Training Trust are for individuals looking for a CAREER in the Construction or Freight industries in Alaska. Remember we are the employer representative so you are not just applying for training, you are applying for employment opportunities.
The application and selection periods are highly competitive. The application process is very detailed and only those with extreme attention to detail will excel.

We are looking for individuals who are willing to make a commitment, work hard and represent not only themselves but the Teamsters and all of our membership professionally!

We recommend that you read all of the relative information in the links below before completing an application located in the link below.
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ATESTT is currently processing apprenticeship openings for 2020 with your health and safety in mind.  Please refer to the letter from our Director regarding our current apprenticeship application openings.


Alaska Teamster Employer-Service Training Trust JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Alaska Teamster Employer-Service Training Trust JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
Anti-Harassment Tip Sheet for Apprentices