Apprenticeship Programs

Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association


The Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association (AATCA) consists of more than 20 different construction crafts. They each engage in providing quality training for apprentices entering into a construction trade, and offer enhancement classes for journeyman craftsmen.

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Alaska’s AHEC Program

The Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program began at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 2005. AHECs are academic and community-based partnerships engaged in primary care workforce engagement, training and recruiting, and retaining activities to improve the distribution, diversity, supply and quality of health care personnel.

For more information visit their page here Alaska AHEC.

Alaska Construction Career Days

Alaska-Construction-Career-Days-logoAlaska Construction Career Days is a statewide program sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Civil Rights Office, the Local Technical Assistance Program.  Labor unions, construction companies, school districts, state agencies, and professional and trade organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.

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Alaska Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium

The AHCAC addresses Alaska’s critical health care worker shortages through a coordinated system of needs assessment, education, and skill development utilizing Registered Apprenticeships, ensuring that Alaska’s health care industry has a world class workforce. The AHCAC supports employers’ needs while offering opportunities to all Alaskans.

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Alaska Maritime Apprenticeship

Calista Corporation has created a multi-employer, 3-tiered apprenticeship program with different pathways for apprentices to grow: Deck side, Engine Room and Galley/Kitchen. Each tier allows the apprentice to grow into the next tier as they gain certifications and sea time.

Apprentices have 2 apprenticeship tracks to choose from, Traditional or Subsistence. To meet the subsistence needs of the Alaskan lifestyle, apprentices may have the option of taking time off to provide and prepare for their families. This option will need to be agreed upon by both the employer and apprentice prior to starting the apprenticeship.


Alaska Primary Care Association

The Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) is a private, 501(c)(3) membership organization of Alaska’s “safety-net” primary care providers. The APCA’s mission is “helping to create healthy communities by supporting vibrant and effective community health centers” in Alaska. Alaska Primary Care Association, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and U.S. Department of Labor have signed standards of apprenticeship to start four new health care Registered Apprenticeship programs.


Alaska Works

awp-logoIf you want to explore different apprenticeship opportunities, Alaska Works offers pre-apprenticeship training including Womens In the Trades and Helmets to Hardhats. We find motivated applicants, provide the best training, and match qualified individuals with specific job opportunities.

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Associated Builders and Contractors

www.abcalaska.orgABC Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 80 chapters across the United States. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

To learn more about The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc (ABC) Apprenticeship Program visit


download (5)AVTEC is Alaska’s premier postsecondary career and technical school, providing a wide variety of training.


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Paul Hall Center | Maritime Training

The Paul Hall Center was established in 1967 and offers the most U.S. Coast Guard approved courses of any maritime school in the nation, and its apprentice program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Apprentices will also have the ability to obtain college credit for successfully completing certain sanctioned courses.

Ralph Mirsky of SeaLink in Ketchikan, Alaska will coordinate the recruitment and screening of Alaskans interested in this program. For more information, please contact Mr. Mirsky at 907-254-1896 or, or visit

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AK Forum on the Environment

The Alaska Forum is the registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program by the US Department of Labor. An Environmental Technician Apprentice will receive specific classroom instruction and work 4,000 hours of on-the-job training to develop skills as a proficient and versatile worker.