Introduction to Trades Apprenticeship Courses

Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center


    Introduction to Trades Apprenticeships Information




    Students are counseled and encouraged to take the sequence of courses appropriate for their interest of study to be prepared to apply for the Introduction to the Trades classes and/or apply for School to Apprenticeship. This sequence of courses will also prepare students for direct entry into employment or post-secondary training in their chosen field.


    High School Programs of Study and Career Pathway information:


    Architecture and Construction  (Building Trades & Welding) 

    Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (Automotive Maintenance, Heavy Equipment, etc.)



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    Spaces are limited!  Seniors 2024 have priority for class selection, and any remaining spaces will be filled by this year's juniors. Having an alternate trade class in mind is recommended if your first choice is unavailable.


    Students are encouraged to apply for a seat in the Introduction to Trades Apprenticeship classes during their 11th and/or 12th-grade year.  These classes are eight hours per day, five days per week in May, after the end of the school year, for two weeks.  Expert industry instructors hold classes at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center.  The students will further develop their industry skills in the class and will also develop professional skills that are critical for success in the workplace.  Attendance is mandatory and absences will only be allowed with permission from the instructor. A student must attend 90% of the time to be a completer of the program. The industry instructors are evaluating the students on skill development, the ability to take instruction, and how they problem-solve.  All of the classes have a classroom and hands-on skill development component.  The Introduction to the Trades classes closes the gap between secondary and post-secondary or the workforce.


    The Introduction to the Trades classes are:


    Introduction to Carpentry

    Electrical Academy

    Welding Academy

    Heavy Equipment Maintenance

    Process Technology (Not offered during summer session)

    Construction Crafts Laborer Training



    School to Apprenticeship

    Students are encouraged to apply for a direct entry position into a union apprenticeship upon completion of the Introduction to the Trades class.  Through the Introduction to the Trades class, the applicants have now completed a semester-long job interview with the employer partners.  Not all students who apply for School to Apprenticeship are accepted for direct entry into an apprenticeship and that is when career advising that has occurred throughout the semester with the employer partners pays off.  The employer partners create alternate viable pathways for the students and the school counselors' support by helping students with applications, etc.

    The following Federally Registered Apprenticeships participate in the FNSBSD School to Apprenticeship Program:

    Alaska Carpenters Training Trust

    Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Trust (AJEATT)

    Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 375

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Last Modified on April 11, 2024