This program is funded with the support of the Alaska Department of Labor and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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: Currently Closed.


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:

 Environmental technician job duties:

Environmental technicians work for industry, non-governmental organizations, and at all levels of government agencies.

Information For Apprentices:

Advantages To Apprentices:

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


ETAP trainings are offered with support from the Alaska Dept. of Labor State Training and Education Program and the US EPA Environmental Workforce Development Job Training program.