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 program for 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 program provides successful applicants the required trainings as we work with them to find appropriate employment.

Employers may 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

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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.

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


ETAP trainings are offered with support from the Alaska Dept. of Labor State Training and Education Program and the US EPA Environmental Workforce Development Job Training program.