ABC of Alaska Apprenticeship & Craft Training Program
ABC of Alaska offers Apprenticeship Programs in:
Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Insulating, Laborer, Pipe-Fitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and Sprinkler Fitting.
Benefits of an Apprenticeship Program
- Learn from a master craftsman while working and earning money;
- Qualifies you for a higher level of pay, the more you learn, the more you earn;
- Exposes you to the latest technology and building codes;
- Offers you life long job mobility through a nationally recognized certification program of your skills.
- Learn from a Master Craftsman
Each apprentice is paired with a journeyman in their chosen trade. It’s like having your own personal tutor. You will be learning valuable skills while mastering a trade. Your chosen trade is a four-year program that consists of on the job training and correspondence testing and reporting. What you learn on the job is repeated and reinforced in your test books.
- Qualifies you for a higher level of pay
As a apprentice you start out earning 50% of a journeyman's wages, which can range anywhere from $20 - $35 per hour. The more you work the more you test the higher your pay goes. Earn while you learn!
- Exposes you to the latest technology and building codes
Technology has made it’s way into the construction trade and has made construction a high-tech employment opportunity. It’s not about “just swinging a hammer” anymore.
- Offers you life long job mobility through a nationally recognized certification program
ABC of Alaska’s apprenticeship program is a registered program with the State of Alaska and is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Who is ABC of Alaska?
ABC of Alaska is the voice of the construction industry, advocating ideals of free enterprise, developing training for the workforce and providing contractors the resources required to compete in the ever changing environment.
ABC of Alaska represents over 150 members in the construction industry
Each year ABC of Alaska hosts the local Craft Championships for the top apprentices to compete in their trade. Winners of the local competition advance to the National Championships.