Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations. It combines on-the-job paid training under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. Now is the time to train for the jobs that will become available when the natural gas pipeline is built. Be prepared for the workforce mobilization, construction & ramp-up to full production!
Apprenticeship programs have requirements and they may include the following:
- Most apprenticeships require the applicant to be 18 years old, unless they are enrolled in an approved School-to-Registered apprenticeship program. Applicants must not be less than 16 years of age. Must provide evidence of minimum age, such as birth certificate.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. Applicant must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable. Some programs require completion of high school level Algebra or the post secondary equivalent.
- Applicants must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
- Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
- Applicants may be subject to a physical agility or fitness test, or screened for the current illegal use of drugs or both on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed.
- Alaska resident for 12 months (required by some programs).
- Valid Alaska Drivers License (required by some programs).
There are existing apprenticeship opportunities in the oil & gas industry. For more information about possible apprenticeship or training opportunities:
If a person isn’t sure which apprenticeship program to join, the AK Dept of Labor & Workforce Development also has counselors that can give you Interest and Aptitude Assessments to make sure you’re heading in the right direction, and “What you’d be good at”. For more information, contact or visit a local job center.