Workforce Wednesday: Apprenticeships in Alaska
Did you know there are over 300 apprenticeship programs right here in Alaska? If you’re looking to earn while you learn, an apprenticeship could be right up your alley.
You’ll need to know exactly which career or industry you want to work in. There are careers in mining, gas, oil, healthcare and more.
“You just don’t just show up on the doorstep of apprenticeship unprepared,” said Gerry Andrews, who works with the Department of Labor.
It’s a good idea to start preparing as soon you can. The starting pay isn’t bad, either — around $15 and hour in most industries.
If you’re interested, you can head over the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium website, or to the Department of Labor website.