Apprenticeship - Opportunities for Training, Employment, and Certification
The Alaska Forum is the registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program by the US Department of Labor. The Alaska Forum Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program is a training and workforce development program, it is not an offer of employment. Once employed as an apprentice, an Environmental Technician Apprentice will receive specific classroom instruction and work 4,000 hours of on-the-job mentored training to develop skills as a proficient and versatile worker. Program applicants that qualify but have not been placed in an apprentice position can continue to access training as we work with them to find appropriate employment.
Open Application Period Open Feb 1, 2017 - April 28, 2017.
2017 Application Period Has Ended. Our next application period will begin in January 2018.
2018 Applications will be accepted for participation in the two week initial Core Training in early spring 2018. Participants that successfully complete this 2-week training will be considered for acceptance into the Apprenticeship Program and eligible for additional training.
The number of those selected for Apprenticeship will be determined based upon the need of participating employers seeking an Environmental Technician Apprentice. Employers may also apply at any time to have an employee join the program to earn their certifications. Potential employers should contact us directly to determine how an Apprentice can benefit you!
Trained Environmental Technicians:
- Collect environmental field data including emission and atmospheric monitoring measurements, soil and water samples and other field data.
- Set up, maintain and calibrate monitoring equipment and instruments.
- Prepare written reports and compile tables, figures, charts and graphs.
- Provide data and technical support to government agencies, environmental programs, industry and the public.
- Conduct environmental audits and investigate incidents and accidents.
- Implement programs to monitor development activities and recommend ways to minimize impact of production processes on the environment.
- Use geo-positioning devices and field survey tools to incorporate data into computer mapping systems.
- Coordinate site logistics and procurement of tools, instruments and equipment.
- Comply with safety regulations, policies and procedures.
Information for Apprentices:
Advantages to Apprentices:
- "Earn while you Learn"
- Training, tuition and fees are covered by grant support from the Alaska Department of Labor and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Training and certifications meet or exceed industry standards.
- Learn current advanced technology and procedures.
- Work directly with employers and develop a career.
- OJT and RTI requirements - download here.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a high school diploma or have earned a GED.
- Be an Alaska resident for the last 12 consecutive months.
- Have a valid Alaska driver's license (or ability to obtain).
- Pass drug and alcohol tests.
- Subject to background screening.
The minimum starting wage for apprentices is about $15 per hour for on-the-job training with some variation amongst employers. Wages are not paid for related classroom instruction.
- We are seeking any applicants that have identified potential employers. To learn more how you can join this program as an employer or Apprentice, please call us at (907) 202-9612, or email firstname.lastname@example.org