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Feb 18, 2014
Construction Academies

The Mat-Su Academy has several courses coming up and we are seeking students for our new daytime Insulated Concrete Forms class coming up March 24th - 28th, call 376-4704 today for more info!

Sep 9, 2013
Construction Academies
If you turn in a completed packet, you'll be notified when we recruit students for new classes.  Regular recruitment is for Fall and Winter/Spring classes. However, special recruitments do occur.  Contact Tiffany at 569-4704 for Anchorage classes, and Alison at 457-2597 for Fairbanks classes.
Apr 23, 2012

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - Amid looming defense personnel cuts, it’s more important than ever for service members to gain marketable skills during their time in the military.



Pipeline Training

The annual pipeline training event held in Fairbanks is the only one if its kind in the nation. For two weeks each year, trainees learn the skills and teamwork needed to build a cross-country, large-diameter pipeline across Alaska. Training as a combined workforce, students receive quality hands-on instruction in conditions similar to those they will experience on the job. Teamsters Local 959, Operators Local 302, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 375 and Laborers Local 942 and 341 provided the training. 

Safety is paramount in teaching workers the skills needed to build a pipeline like those found on Alaska’s North Slope. Each stage of pipeline construction is orchestrated so that the work flows safely and efficiently between the specially trained crews. The 2010 annual pipeline training event marked its ninth year with a perfect safety record. In more than 100,000 hours of training, there has never been a lost-time accident.

AWP provides occupational safety courses for pipeline workers throughout the year at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center. Last year, 19 health and safety courses were offered to certify and upgrade worker skills.  Five hundred twenty (520) individuals were trained and 750 occupational safety certificates awarded.

For more information contact Randy Cheap, AWP Field Representative 1-907-457-2597



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