The Alaska Operating Engineers Employers Training Center is located at 5400 N. Cunningham Road, mile 3.5 Palmer Fishhook Road and occupies 163 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in Palmer, Alaska. We are recognized as one of the top training facilities in the state of Alaska.
The Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust prepares Alaskan workers with the skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of the construction and related industries. The AOEETT is committed to providing the highest quality training opportunities to all our members and apprentices. This training is an excellent resource to learn new skills, upgrade on existing skills, and remain current on required certifications.
The largest obstacle for training in Alaska is the winter season, because of the frozen ground. A 16,000 sq. ft. (80’ x 200’) indoor training arena was designed with the specific intent of training on machines and grade checking from November to April where previously, heavy equipment training was nearly halted due to frozen ground. This is the only indoor training arena in the state of Alaska and we are proud to be able to provide our members with this benefit.
Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.