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What is Apprenticeship?

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.

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ATESTT Apprenticeship

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!

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Considerations Before Applying

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!

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Automatic Disqualifications

We ask applicants to provide information about previous criminal convictions.

 

Not all incidents are automatic disqualifications however some are regarding obtaining a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for a CDL.

 

Please review the link for the automatic disqualifications for HazMat. Other offenses may be disqualifications due to employer policies. We look at these on a case-by-case basis. If you are unsure, before you apply, please contact us.

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Remote Camp Life

The apprenticeship programs with the Alaska Teamster-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!

Prepare for Apprenticeships

We recommend that you read all of the relative information in the links below before completing an application.

Applications, when available can be found on the Application Information link below.

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Construction Truck Driver

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Freight Transport Driver

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Survey Technician

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Logistics Technician

ATESTT-JATC EEO Pledge

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

Resources - Our Partners
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YOUTH PROGRAM

Pre-Apprenticeship program for high school students during senior year. Must be 18 to earn CDL. 

Contact KTHS CTE Career & College Resource Coordinator - Mr. Sean Schubert to enroll.
907-742-8900

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WORKKEYS
AK DEPT OF LABOR

Contact the Job Centers and complete your testing now, the scores do not expire. We require a minimum of Level 4 for all programs except the Surveyor Assistant (which requires a minimum of Level 5).

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ALASKA WORKS PARTNERSHIP

AWP provides a variety of Apprenticeship Outreach Services to Alaskans to gain entry into Alaska's Construction Trades Apprenticeship programs.

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WOMEN IN THE TRADES

The AWP program provides FREE construction training for Women interested in the trades.

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VETERANS & RESERVISTS

U.S. Military Veterans & Reservists may qualify for Benefits through the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill (R) program as a registered apprentice. 

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HELMET TO HARDHATS

H2H connects quality men and women from the Armed Forces with promising building and construction careers. Contact the H2H Alaska representatives at AWP to assist you.

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