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,
transferring of grades, and grade checking.
construction and housing involves excavation, footing and
foundations, carpenter tending, compaction, concrete
placement, power and hand tools, and general cleanup.
Construction consists of mason tending (hod carrying), asphalt,
tilt-up, epoxy application, drilling, concrete
sawing, concrete coring, asbestos abatement, and hazardous
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 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.
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.
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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