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Apprenticeship with the Alaska Teamsters
WorkKeys National Career Readiness Assessment tests are required as part of the application process for Teamsters Apprenticeships.
Functional Fit For Duty Tests
Functional Fit for Duty tests are required for employment with Teamster contractors. Will you be ready? Here is an outline of the requirements for testing.
Are you looking for an exciting career in construction that will provide you benefits, training and an investment in your future? At Alaska Teamster Employer Service Training Trust, one person can make a big impact. We value commitment, teamwork, professionalism, and fun.

Through our apprenticeship programs, we take pride in building a highly qualified, skilled workforce that meets the challenges of Alaska's growing industries.

There is a lot of information available about our apprenticeship programs, the application process, training, finances, disqualifications and more.  Be sure to take time to learn what an apprenticeship is, what our industries and careers are/are not to be sure you apply for the program that is right for you and that you are a good fit for our Team!

Before considering to apply understand that...

The apprenticeship programs with the Alaska Teamsters Employer Service Training Trust are for individuals looking for a CAREER in the Construction or Freight industries in Alaska. Remember we are the employer representative so you are not just applying for training, you are applying for employment opportunities.
The application and selection periods are highly competitive. The application process is very detailed and only those with extreme attention to detail will excel.

We are looking for individuals who are willing to make a commitment, work hard and represent not only themselves but the Teamsters and all of our membership professionally!

Applications are only accepted when there is an announced application and selection period. These will be posted on this website at that time. Meanwhile if you see a program you are interested in, you can register your name below to receive an email when future openings are announced.
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WORKKEYS Prerequisite
Construction Drivers are just that, Truck Drivers. The size, type and materials they haul depend on the work being performed. 
Construction Truck Driver
Typically the first to start the project and the last to leave. 
Proficiency in higher math is required.
Surveyor Assistant, Instruments
​This program is typically a local hire opportunity for the Fairbanks and Valdez areas for work in conjunction with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
Logistics Technician

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Teamster Apprenticeships
Review the Standards of Apprenticeship, Policy Guide and Occupation Schedules to learn about the eligibility requirements, expectations and OJT.  If this is the right direction for you, take your WorkKeys Assessments and Register to receive notifications when the next opportunity becomes available.
Preparing for Apprenticeship
Learn about the eligibility requirements and overall structure of the apprenticeship programs.
Standards of Apprenticeship
Learn about the expectations of apprentices, record keeping, work assignments, and more...
Apprenticeship Policy Guide
Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of tradesmen/tradeswomen with on-the-job training and accompanying study. Apprentices build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices to learn their trade or profession. In exchange the apprentice continues to labor for an agreed period until they have achieved measurable competencies. Apprenticeships typically last 3 to 4 years. People who successfully complete an apprenticeship reach the journeyman level of competence.
What is Apprenticeship?
Women Construction Truck Driver Apprenticeship Readiness
CDL Regulation Change

Effective October 2016- Alaska is actively complying with Federal Law that requires commercial drivers to prove they are a lawful Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen.
You must have one of the required legal documents (ie: Birth Certificate or Passport) with you when making any transactions at DMV that requires a change to your record (ie: first time license, renewal, reissue, endorsement changes, name, address, etc.). This only effects your Commercial Driver License or Permit.

For Full details go to Alaska DMV or their web link.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Construction Truck Driver & Surveyor Apprenticeship programs.
ATESTT-JATC EEO Pledge: Alaska Teamster Employer-Service Training Trust JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Alaska Teamster Employer-Service Training Trust JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
Anti-Harassment Tip Sheet for Apprentices
It's not exactly summer camp but read what camp life is like from one of our journeyed apprentices.
The Application & Selection period for 2019

Construction Truck Driver
The opening will be announced from 
June 14 - July 14, 2019

​​The application acceptance period is
July 15 - 26, 2019

​The application Deadline is 
July 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

To apply, be sure to read the other links on this page for:

Standards, Policy Guide, Fitness & Workkeys to fully understand our program requirements & expectations.

If you meet the requirements scroll down the page and select the Apprenticeship Program you are interested in: View Programs & Application.