University of Alaska Anchorage
The Average Loan Amount for Undergraduates at University of Alaska Anchorage is $6,723 per year. Borrowing the average amount will result in loans of $13,446 after 2 years and $26,892 after 4 years. Starting on your career path with a large debt load is not the only option. UAA Cost of Attendance
Apprentices have access to federal funding that traditional students are not eligible for. This funding is available to all federally registered apprentices regardless of their social or economic status. The Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WIOA) pays toward books, tuition, parking, and tools and can even be used for transportation, child care and other services.
By sponsoring apprenticeship programs UAA is providing an alternative career path to traditional degree seeking students. This Blended training approach prepares apprentices to become skilled and qualified technicians and earn a livable wage early in their career.
What are the benefits?
- Apprentices earn wages from full time employment and attend college part time taking an average of 7 credits per semester.
- Journey worker Automotive and Diesel mechanics earn an average of $27 to $32.00 per hour in Alaska.
- First year Apprentices make 60% of journey worker wages or $16.20 to $19.20 per hour depending on the occupation.
- Apprentices work 2,000 hours per year while attending an average of 2 classes per semester.
- Apprentices are guaranteed a 10% raise each year they successfully complete coursework and work requirements.
- Apprentices completing the program receive a nationally recognized Journey Worker
credential from the Department of Labor, and 49-52 college credits towards an
Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology or Diesel Power Technology.
Apprenticeship is Good for Business
Good Work Habits
Training Apprentices insures that they perform to your expectations and learn your methodology and practices. Previously trained workers demand higher wages, and may have work habits that are not consistent with your standards and are less productive.
Training local people increases the chance that they will remain in the community increasing the pool of skilled workers and making local business less reliant on a transient or seasonal workforce.
Apprentices who work for and are trained by a single company are more inclined to remain with the employer lowering rate of turnover and the cost of recruitment and increasing the retention of skilled workers.
The Center for American Progress reports that 98 percent of sponsors recommend registered Apprenticeship Programs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 91% of apprentices continue employment with the sponsor after the conclusion of their apprenticeship program.
Roles and Responsibilities
Current Apprenticeship Programs
UAA's Community and Technical College (CTC) has partnered with local businesses to offer registered apprenticeships for Automotive and Diesel mechanics.
UAA Community and Technical College
3211 Providence Drive, SSB 214
Anchorage, AK 99508
Social Sciences Building, Suite 214
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508