Vocational Programs


The Alaska Forum is the US Department of Labor registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship and provides job trainings to create a highly skilled environmental workforce in Alaska. An Apprenticeship is a program intended to equip 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.

Applications for the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program will be accepted beginning Feb. 1, 2018. The Apprenticeship is a training and workforce development program, not an offer of employment. Applicants meeting minimum requirements will be interviewed and the number selected will be based upon available apprenticeships with program partners. Employers may also apply to have an employee join the program to earn their certifications.

Open Application Period: Feb 1, 2019 – April 27, 2019.

Click HERE for more information or to apply!

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If your program starts on or after July 1, 2018 or later, apply to this opportunity.

The Cobell Scholarship Vocational Opportunity is for any student who has not yet earned a college degree, is enrolled or will be enrolling in a vocational credential, vocational certificate or occupational license program. Vocational degrees typically are one year or less in duration, certify competency in a specific trade, or provide a license to perform certain occupations.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The Alaska legislature created the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska.

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the grant is funded through the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund, a new source of long-term funding for AEG and Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) awards established in 2012 by the Alaska legislature.

 How much is the award?

Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year for students who have qualifying unmet financial need. Criteria determining award priority includes:

  • Financial need of the student, determined by their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Date of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Prior recipient of the AEG beginning 2015-2016
  • School enrollment at full-time vs. half-time status

Students with the highest financial need will be awarded in order of need until funds are exhausted. Students enrolled in 15 credits per semester may be eligible for an increased award amount. A student may not receive more than a total of $16,000 in AEG award money over the course of their education.

Click HERE to apply.

Women in the Trades training coming up in Fairbanks! These classes are FREE, and applicants do not need experience.

Apply online at www.alaskaworks.org.

 

The Teamsters in conjunction with Alaska Works Partnership has announced a Women in the Trades – Construction Truck Driver Apprenticeship Readiness class for 2018!

Check out the details on the Teamster Training website http://www.akteamsterstraining.com/Apprenticeship.html  and then click on the link to the AWP Women in the Trades to apply.

Have you ever considered a career in construction?
Do you like to work with your hands?
Do you enjoy looking back at work you have completed?
We are offering a FREE carpentry class in the Mat-Su area, at absolutely no cost to you! You do have to apply online and complete a Work Keys math test at your local Job Center to qualify.
Here’s an opportunity to pick up some basic skills and set yourself apart from the rest! You could be a part of Alaska’s Construction Workforce!

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