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Sep 15, 2021

Alaska Operating Engineers' Employers Training Trust

The Trust is responsible for the Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Center in Palmer, AK, the training program for heavy equipment operators covering the State of Alaska.  The center offers four different apprenticeship programs, as well as journey-level skill improvement courses.  If you already have at least two years of experience in either Construction Equipment Operation, Surveying or Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair (as used in Heavy Highway and commercial buildings), you may qualify to join as a journey-level Operating Engineer.  For information about our training program in Alaska, see the training website at www.aoeett.org.

Trust Chairman: Jason Alward, IUOE Local 302
Trust Secretary: Derek Betts, Granite Construction

Labor Trustees:  Daren Konopaski, IUOE Local 302; Jason Alward, IUOE Local 302; Shane Linse, IUOE Local 302; Lake Williams, IUOE Local 302

Management Trustees:  Anton "Tony" Johansen, Great Northwest Inc.; Lloyd Melone, Quality Asphalt and Paving (QAP);
Chris Taylor, Anchorage Sand & Gravel; Luther Brice, Brice Construction; Derek Betts, Granite Construction

Administrator:  Mike Holcomb
Apprentice Coordinator:  Justin Quakenbush



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