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Check back in Spring of 2025 for information on the Alaska Construction Career Day Event.

Alaska Construction Career Day

Alaska Construction Career Day (ACCD) is a day for high school students to explore the wide variety of construction and transportation careers. Labor unions, construction companies, University of Alaska, school districts, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.

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Goals of Alaska Construction Career Day:

  • Increase career awareness in the construction and transportation industry through hands-on experience with heavy equipment, welding, small tools, plumbing, electrical wiring and other construction related jobs.
  • Provide educational resources and career training pathways for students.
  • Increase the number of job placements in vocational, trade and technical jobs.


Every student receives a hard hat, cinch bag, and safety supplies.

visitors examine a heavy equipment vehicle from its doorway, several other people are watching from the ground

Heavy Equipment Demonstration:
Students are able to climb onto and sit in the seat of various pieces of large heavy equipment, which adds a real-life learning experience.

  • Semi-truck with trailer
  • Sleeper berth
  • Tractor truck
  • Concrete ready-mix truck

Hands-on Equipment:
By far the most popular exhibit is where students explore construction occupations:

  • Welding
  • Surveying
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Hammering
  • Drilling
  • Dry-Walling Demonstrations
  • Sprinkler Fitting
  • Spike driving
  • and much more
two people watch a large diameter pipe being cut using a torch on a jig
two attendees try their hand at roofing with asphalt shingles, nails, and a hammer at ground level.

Students are connected with:

  • Career Training Pathways
  • High School Programs
  • Vocational Schools
  • Alaska Job Corps
  • Unions and Apprentice Programs
  • Training Programs
  • College Two- and Four-Year Programs
  • State & Local Government
  • Contractors

Curious about Alaska construction career opportunities and starting pay?

For More Information call 907-269-0850 or email

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Learn more about career opportunities and training!

WeBuildAlaska is a workforce initiative designed to be Alaska's one-stop-shop for information on training, employment, and opportunities within Alaska's construction industry.

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Disclaimer: The Alaska Construction Career Day (ACCD) is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and administered through the Alaska Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office. The funding is used to supply each student with protection equipment (PPE), hard hat, gloves, safety vest, safety glasses ear plugs, lunch and transportation to and from the event. All participants must wear close-toed shoes. No sandals or open-toe shoes will be permitted.