Apprenticeship Program ~ Employers
General Information for Employers:
The Alaska Forum is the US Department of Labor registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship and provides Environmental Worker job trainings to create a highly skilled environmental workforce in Alaska.
An Apprenticeship is a system of training 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 Alaska Forum provides successful applicants the required trainings as we work with them to find appropriate employment.
Employers may also enroll a qualified employee into the Apprenticeship program to earn their certifications. To find out how you can join this program as an employer, please call Meg Burgett at 907.202.9612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, working directly with employers to develop your career.
- Training and fees are provided by the Alaska Department of Labor and US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Training and certifications meet or exceed industry standards.
- Learn current technology and procedures.
- Download required training and work experiences here.
- 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).
Applicants should possess basic science, technology, engineering and math skills and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of an Environmental Technician. Background Checks and Drug Screening will be conducted before acceptance into the program.
Hire An Apprentice Today!
To learn more how you can join this program as an employer, please call Meg Burgett at (907) 202-9612, or email email@example.com