Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association

Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association - Fairbanks Electrical Workers


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Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Trust

The IBEW/NECA apprenticeship program was jointly established by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Alaska chapter and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1547 in 1958. This program has been successful in training electrical workers for the Alaska electrical construction industry for almost 50 years. The IBEW/NECA apprenticeship and training program is a statewide program.

IBEW/NECA Apprenticeship School Facts

The IBEW/NECA program has facilities in two locations in Alaska – Anchorage and Fairbanks. The Anchorage facility consists of a 20,000 square foot building situated on approximately seven acres of land. The Anchorage training school was constructed in 2000. The newly renovated Fairbanks facility is located on Dale Road close to the Fairbanks International Airport and sits on approximately ten acres of land.

The schools employ 15 full-time and part-time instructors teaching apprentices in the electrical trades. The electrical wireman, lineman and telecommunication, programs are five year, 8000 hour programs.


Board of Trustees
Employer Trustees
Steve Boyd, Manager, NECA
Skip Bringmann, Alcan Electric
Mick Manning, Grasle Electric
David Lantz, Diamond Electric
Eric Clark, Homer Electric
Bruce Davis, Alcan Electric
Bill Bernier, Chugach Electric
Dale Patrick, ACS

Labor Trustees
Larry Bell, Business Manager, IBEW Local 1547
Charlie Breitenstein
Jerry Holder
Mike Hodsbon
Charlie McDonald
Mike Bergey
Walter Becker

School Contact Information
Mr. Wendell Whistler
Apprenticeship Coordinator

Kornfeind Training Center
PO Box 60134
4782 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK 99706

(907) 479-4449

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Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Trust
Charlie Breitenstein
State Training Director
Wendell Whistler
Apprenticeship Coordinator