Environmental Technician Apprenticeship
Workforce Development and Job Training For Environmental Jobs and Careers In Alaska
The Alaska Forum is the US Department of Labor registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship and provides job trainings to create a highly skilled environmental workforce in Alaska. An Apprenticeship is a program intended to equip a new generation of practitioners with on-the-job training and related instruction. The Alaska Forum Environmental Technician Apprenticeship includes 300+ hours of classroom and online instruction and 4000 hours of mentored work experience. The program provides successful applicants the required trainings as we work with them to find appropriate employment.
Applications for the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program will be accepted beginning Feb. 1, 2018. The Apprenticeship is a training and workforce development program, not an offer of employment. Applicants meeting minimum requirements will be interviewed and the number selected will be based upon available apprenticeships with program partners. Employers may also apply to have an employee join the program to earn their certifications.
Open Application Period: Feb 1, 2019 - April 27, 2019.
What Is an Environmental Technician?
An environmental technician is qualified to perform scientific, technical, and regulatory tasks; communicates and applies knowledge, skills, and abilities in an office and in the field. Environmental technicians are needed for:
- New natural resource development projects
- Toxic spills or illegal dump sites
- Recycling and solid waste management sites
- On-site health and safety monitors
- Management and conservation of natural resources
Environmental technician job duties:
- Evaluate hazardous sites
- Conduct field investigations
- Collect environmental samples
- Inventory and map natural resources
- Conduct restoration and prevention projects
- Analyze lab samples and manage data
- Assist with planning and community outreach
Environmental technicians work for industry, non-governmental organizations, and at all levels of government agencies.
Information For Apprentices:
Advantages To Apprentices:
- Earn while you learn, working directly with employers to develop your career
- Training and fees are provided by the Alaska Department of Labor and US Environmental Protection Agency
- Training and certifications meet or exceed industry standards
- Learn current technology and procedures
- OJT and RTI requirements - download here
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or a GED
- Be an Alaska resident for the last 12 consecutive months
- Have a valid Alaska driver's license (or ability to obtain)
- Applicants should have basic science, technology, engineering, and math skills and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of an Environmental Technician
- Background checks and drug screening will be conducted before acceptance into the program
We continue to seek 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 email@example.com