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. An Environmental Technician Apprentice will receive over 300 hours of specific classroom instruction and work 4,000 hours of on-the-job training to develop skills as a proficient and versatile worker.
The number of applications selected for the 2017 cycle 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. We typically have an Apprentice available to work with your business even on short notice!
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 Employers:
Advantages for Employers:
- Training is tailored to meet specific needs.
- Knowledge and experience passes to new employees.
- Enhanced pool of skilled workers and an effective recruitment tool.
- Standardized training throughout the industry.
- Training costs shared across the industry.
- Potential bid selection advantages and supports local hire program.
- Potential tax advantages and training cost reduction.
- State of Alaska, Workforce Development programs can reimburse you up to $7,000 in wages when you hire an Apprentice!
Advantages to Apprentices:
- "Earn while you Learn".
- Tuition and fees covered by Alaska Department of Labor and US Environmental Protection Agency grants.
- Training and certifications meet or exceed industry standards.
- Eligible for up to 19 technical credits at the University of Alaska upon completion of the program.
- 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
Hire An Apprentice Today!
To learn more how you can join this program as an employer, please call us at (907) 331-0271 ext 4, or email firstname.lastname@example.org