The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Apprenticeship Program is a program owned and coordinated by Yuut Elitnaurviat – The People’s Learning Center.

Currently, the YK Delta Apprenticeship program manages apprentices in the following fields: Commercial Carpentry, Commercial Electrical, and Commercial Plumbing.

The minimum qualifications to apply are:

  1. Shall be at least 18 years of age.
  2. A high school graduate or GED (general education diploma) certificate is required.
  3. Shall possess the basic aptitudes essential for acquiring the skills and proficiency of the trade.
  4. Shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation without endangering the health and safety of themselves and/or fellow workers.
  5. Shall be a 12-month Alaska State resident prior to the date the application is accepted.
  6. Regardless of how one qualifies for apprenticeship, following selection, but prior to indenture, all individuals being offered an apprenticeship will be required to pass a drug screen test. All individuals being offered an apprenticeship will be required to pass a background check that is consistent with state and local licensing standards.


Supporting documentation required:

  1. Copy of your Birth Certificate
  2. A valid driver’s license
  3. Proof of a high school diploma or GED and official high school and post-secondary transcripts
  4. Form DD-214 for military experience


If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please call (907) 543-0996.

The apprenticeship application can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Apprenticeship Application