Alaska Workforce Investment Board recognizes National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21
Nov. 3, 2021
JUNEAU, Alaska — On Oct. 28, 2021, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board formally adopted a resolution in support of National Apprenticeship Week. AWIB is Alaska’s statewide planning entity for workforce development. Membership includes representation from business, industry, education, organized labor and state government.
"Starting on day one, apprentices earn a paycheck while receiving valuable on-the-job training and certification skills," stated Commissioner Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter. "Registered apprenticeship combines structured on-the-job training with technical classroom instruction and is available to both union and non-union employers."
In Alaska, employers hire registered apprentices in over 80 occupations including construction, health care, transportation, oil/gas, mining, maritime, communications, education and hospitality. In the past year, nearly 800 new apprenticeships were created.
In June 2021, Alaska was awarded a federal grant by the U.S. Department of Labor of $3.9 million to support the creation of new apprenticeship programs.
To learn more about training opportunities and registered apprenticeships, contact an Alaska Job Center representative toll-free in Alaska at (907) 724-2539.