Alaska Laborers Training School holds 8th annual open house

Alaska laborers training school is holding its 8th annual open house showcasing their apprenticeship program, which is now accepting applicants.
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 6:52 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Laborers Training School is holding their 8th annual open house Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24 showcasing their apprenticeship program and accepting applicants.

“Our starting wage is nearly $20 an hour and that is supposed to be increasing by April. Our finishing wage is $33 an hour. You will do your set three weeks training initially so that you’re actually safe to go out into the construction field and then we will put you straight to work,” explains Melodie Byrd from the Alaska Laborers Training School

The program is 51 hundred hours of paid on the job training, plus one hundred and forty-four hours of classroom training.

After passing a physical test and interview, apprentices will do an initial three weeks of training at the end of April, and then be dispatched out to gain on the job experience.

Work ranges from the North Slope in the winter, to the busy summer construction season. There are year round jobs that will keep apprentices busy.

Additionally, the school works with several community based organizations to help with any financial barriers apprentices may face while going through the program.

Their doors will be open tomorrow, Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

They will show you around the facility, answer any questions, and are ready to hand out applications.

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2023.

More information is available on their website.