Apprenticeship Program ~ Employers

General Information for Employers:

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.

Employers may also apply at any time to have an employee join the program to earn their certifications. We typically have an Apprentice available to work with your business even on short notice!

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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

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To learn more how you can join this program as an employer, please call us at (907) 202-9612, or email