Southern Alaska Carpenter Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee – Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Carpenters Training Center has been turning out highly skilled carpenters since their program started in 1950. The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training later approved a four year, 7000-hour apprenticeship program and the Fairbanks Carpenters Training Center recently registered a new millwright program with the U.S. Department of Labor.


Fairbanks Alaska Carpenter Training Center Facts


The Fairbanks Alaska Carpenter Training Center is located in a facility close to downtown Fairbanks, on Timberland Drive between the Old and New Steese Highways. The facility includes classrooms, shop space and outside storage. The center employs four full-time instructors during the eight-month training season and employs four others for short courses as needed. The carpentry and millwright apprenticeships are four year, 7000 hour program.



Ed Pugliese
Training Director


School Contact Information
Ed Pugliese
Carpenter/ Millwright Apprentice

6 Timberland Dr.
Fairbanks, AK 99701

(907) 452-4626
Fax (907) 456-5542


Board of Trustees
Employer Trustees
Richard Tilly, Tilly & Company LTD
Margaret Nordale, Ghemm Company
Ed Kornack, GBC Inc.
Michael Vlaming, Millwright Employers Association

Labor Trustees
Joe Pugliese, Carpenters Local 1281
Chris Stankiewicz, Carpenters Local 1243
Doug Tweedy, PNWRCC
Laird Grantham, Carpenters Local 1243