We would like to welcome Adam Capossela as the new Apprentice Coordinator for the Anchorage apprenticeship! He is doing a great job with all the Apprentices and contractors. Please make sure you stop by to introduce yourself to Adam when you come in for training.
We will be reviewing all of the completed applications we have received for our Anchorage and Fairbanks locations.
Anchorage Deadline – March 12th, 2021
Fairbanks Deadline – March 26th, 2021
Here is our application process:
- In order to receive an application, the applicant would need to contact our Apprenticeship Coordinator in the area they live in; Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai/Valdez – Adam Capossela (907-345-3853) or Fairbanks/South East/Interior – Ben Van Nort (907-452-3146), and review the minimum requirements and paperwork that should be attached to the application.
- Minimum requirements:
Must be 18 years or older
Must have a High School or GED with transcripts
Must have a Valid Alaska Driver’s License
Must be an Alaskan Resident for 12 months with proof
Must be physically able to perform all duties of a Construction Craft Laborer
Must be able to get to & from work anywhere within the geographical area of this apprenticeship program
Must be Drug Free Must commit to all requirements of the apprenticeship program
- Along with a finished application, please provide a copy of the following documents:
Birth Certificate or SSC
High School Diploma or GED WITH Transcripts
Current and Valid Copy of AK DL Driving Record (acquired at DMV)
Proof of AK Residency(Hunting/fishing license, 2016 PFD application, 2016 W2)
DD-214 if Military
- Complete the Construction Assessment (100 multi-choice questions: This is not a pass or fail test)
- After a completed application is received a Fit For Duty and Physical Assessment will be scheduled.
The Fit For Duty consist of different safety tests ensuring the applicant can properly do a series of exercises and keep their heart rate within a certain range.
The Physical Assessments are different laborer tasks, each with a 4 hour time limit to be completed, including digging an 8ft trench, moving 3yds of material by wheel barrow, erecting and tearing down scaffold, moving a pallet of cinderblocks by hand.
- If the applicant still has an interest to continue an interview is then scheduled.
Alaska Works is Sponsoring multiple Academy’s for Women in the Trades. Including one for the Alaska Laborers coming up at the end of February at our Anchorage/Chugiak campus. And at the end of March at our Fairbanks campus!
If you’re interested sign up at the Alaska Works website! www.alaskaworks.org