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 health care 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.
Earnandlearnak.org is the main resource for the "Think Apprenticeship" campaign. This website has been created to be a resource tool for employers to better understand their role and the advantages of being involved in a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Most employers have a misconception that apprenticeship programs are only for the construction industry. As they will soon find out, apprenticeship goes way beyond the construction industry.
For students, adults, or veterans we have the same goals, and that is to bring a broad awareness to the many other industries that are available for apprenticeship outside of the construction industry and the long term benefits of completing a Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Thank you for visiting earnandlearnak.org and we hope that whether you're and employer or potential apprentice you have become better informed about apprenticeship and how it can help your business or your career goals.