As an apprentice, you are a full-time employee from day one, with a paycheck and benefits - you’ll earn while you learn. As your skills progress, you’ll receive regular raises.
During your apprenticeship, you will receive supervision and training from an expert worker, and you will also participate in classroom learning that applies directly to your job. These classes may be provided at your work site or by distance delivery.
Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will receive a credential from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, which is recognized nationwide.
View an apprenticeship industry to learn more about the types of Registered Apprenticeship Programs offered and how to get started.
Please Note: Some programs may have basic qualifications including high school diploma or GED, math assessment, reading and writing comprehension, as well as drug testing.
Pre-apprenticeship training is geared towards helping you prepare for a registered apprenticeship or entry-level job in a specific industry. It may include training in employability skills, basic academic skills, and job search and interview skills in addition to the industry-specific training. The US Department of Labor has more information about pre-apprenticeships at https://www.doleta.gov/OA/preapprentice.cfm.
Alaska Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunities
- Alaska Job Center Health Care Apprenticeship Orientation: http://jobs.alaska.gov/jobfairs/ - Listed under Workshops and Seminars.
- Alaska AHEC Health Care Pre-Apprenticeship PATH Academies: Monthly week-long hands-on training
- Alaska Works Partnership, Inc. provides pre-apprenticeship training including Alaska Construction Academy, Helmets to Hardhats, and Women in the Trades: http://www.alaskaworks.org/