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The Work

Laborer work breaks down into four categories:

  • Highway construction projects include clearing, grade checking, stake hopping, culvert installation, equipment signaling, and traffic control.
  • Utility construction work involves excavation, shoring, pipe laying, manhole placement and construction, backfill, compaction, transferring of grades, and grade checking.
  • Building construction and housing involves excavation, footing and foundations, carpenter tending, compaction, concrete placement, power and hand tools, and general cleanup.
  • Specialty Construction consists of mason tending (hod carrying), asphalt, tilt-up, epoxy application, drilling, concrete sawing, concrete coring, asbestos abatement, and hazardous material handling.

Working Conditions

Laborers perform very physical work, digging, carrying, pulling and bending usually outside in all kinds of weather for long hours at times. They need reliable transportation and must be able to travel long distances to construction sites.

The Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship lasts 3-4 years, with 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, and 144 hours of classroom training per year, at no out-of-pocket cost to the apprentice.

Enrollment Period

Call the office for information on enrollment. Openings are year-round with interviews scheduled a minimum of twice a year in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Juneau conducts interviews on an as-needed basis.

To Apply

Laborers' International Union
Apprentice Training Program
13500 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
Contact: Les Lauinger or Jeannine Provost
(907) 345-3853 (phone)
(907) 345-4479 (fax)

Local 942 - Apprenticeship Training Annex
2740 Davis Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Apprenticeship Information: 456-4584
Alaska Laborers' Training School
(907) 452-3146 (phone)
(907) 452-6285 (fax)

Local 942 Juneau
710 West 9th
Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: Don Etheridge or Peggy Shutt
(907) 586-2860 (phone)
(907) 586-5757 (fax)

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* The information presented on these pages may not contain every apprenticeship opportunity available in Alaska.  If you currently sponsor an apprenticeship program that meets U.S. Dept. of Labor standards and would like your information posted here please contact the AJCN web coordinator.

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