If you are interested in applying to our Heat & Frost Insulators Local No.97 Apprenticeship Program please Click Here to visit our Apprenticeship Application page where you can upload our Apprenticeship Application.  

Apprenticeship Program

Local 97 Apprenticeship Program: 
Classroom Instruction & OJT Training Outline

We are a Registered Apprenticeship Program which is overseen by the Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, the State of Alaska, & The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Apprenticeship Trust Fund. On a local level, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) for Local 97 is tasked with the training and educating for each apprentice, to include the OJT portion.    

Listed below are the minimum requirements that an individual who goes through the Apprenticeship Program will receive.   

  • A minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction over 4 years

  • A minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction per year

  • A minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training per year

Included in the Classroom Instruction are specialty training each apprentice will receive. 

• OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Safety Training Courses

• NSTC  and MSHA Training

• TWIC Card

• CPR and First Aid Training Courses

• Professional Code of Conduct Program 

In addition to any specialty training there are 10 Core Classes which the apprentice needs to pass with a 70 score or better. These Core Classes need to be completed online with a passing grade before they are considered for Journeyman  status 

• Fundamentals of Insulation I: Piping/Use & Care of Tools  

• Fundamentals of Insulation II: Systems & Equipment   

• Firestop & Smoke Seal Prevention

• Applied Insulators Math

• Vapor Barriers

• Labor History

• Scaffold User

• Advanced Metal Jacketing I: Piping & Basic Layouts  

• Advanced Metal Jacketing II: Equipment & Advanced Layouts

• Removable Insulation Design: Pad Layout, Fabrication

• Blueprints, Codes & Specifications

• Effective Supervision    

Each classroom session also has a "hands on" portion that the apprentice is graded on. We have several different piping "Mock Ups"  on which the apprentice can practice installing  the various types of insulation that are commonly used in the industry.  Specific classes such as one that details the installation of rubber insulation products; include a hands on test which everyone must pass. Gone are the days where individuals are just pushed through the process. 

If you have any questions pertaining to our Apprenticeship Program, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you soon. Thank You!

Insulators Local No.97
5326 A Street
Anchorage, Alaska  99518 
Phone:  907.272.8224
Fax:  907.277.8860

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