Apprenticeship strengthens the economy by helping businesses meet the demand for skilled workers while offering higher wages and better employment outcomes.
By providing an alternative career path to traditional degree seeking students, we are preparing Alaska’s workforce to meet the growing demands for qualified technicians, and earn a livable wage early in their career.
UAA’s Community and Technical College (CTC) is expanding Apprenticeship in Alaska by collaborating with industry partners to create sustainable programs. Our goal is to assist industry partners by providing a well-trained and highly skilled local workforce, reducing the expenditures involved with recruitment and turnover.
- Apprenticeship has real and tangible benefits.
- Apprenticeship benefits industry, community, and individuals.
- Apprenticeship is a time tested model for training skilled and qualified journeyworkers.
Current Apprenticeship Program
UAA is partnering with Continental Motors to offer registered apprenticeships for automotive technicians.
Apprentices receive technical training as well as college credits from our automotive technologies department, while gaining the job training and work experience from Continental Motors.
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
UAA Community and Technical College
3211 Providence Drive, UC 141
Anchorage, AK 99508
University Center 141
3901 Old Seward Hwy.
Anchorage, AK 99503