Workforce Wednesday: Environmental Technicians
It’s a career that pays you to work outside while helping to protect the environment. Environmental technicians travel all over Alaska to collect soil and water samples, and provide that data to environmental agencies and programs. It’s a big job, but there’s a way for you to ‘earn while you learn’ these skills.
Wednesday, Karen Kroon, Event and Apprentice Director for Alaska Forum, and Lailani Inman, Apprentice Environmental Technician joined Daybreak to talk about how much it pays and how you can get trained through the Apprenticeship Program at Alaska Forum.
“It’s a two to three year environmental technician training where they actually get a certification at the end, from the Department of Environmental Conservation to become a certified environmental technician,”Kroon said.
- Starting wage: $15/hr
- Moderate Experience: $25
- Experienced: $30
Who’s Hiring & Interviewing
- Exp. Environmental
- JBER Airforce
- FAA Anchorage
- Army Corps of Engineers
APICC Outreach Coordinator
- Martha Peck
For more information on employment and training, click here.