About the Mining and Petroleum Training Service

The University of Alaska established the Mining and Petroleum Training Service in 1979 to deliver training, development and consulting services to the resource industries of Alaska. Since that time MAPTS has trained over 100,000+ individuals and has offices in Soldotna and Anchorage which serve the entire state.

MAPTS has conducted resource industry training and worker certification for 40 years.  Our current focus is IADC WellSharp Certification, Mine Safety and Health Training, parts 46 & 48, and hard skills training for underground and surface mine operations.

In addition, MAPTS provides customized employment training for a variety of employers and agencies in the resource industries and provides professional training & development and consulting services.

MAPTS clients include Alaska mining and petroleum companies, federal, state, and municipal agencies, Alaska Native corporations, environmental firms, and industrial health and safety organizations, including:

ASRC Energy Services, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Transportation, Alaska Department of Education, Alaska EXCEL, Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, Alaska Department of Labor, All American Oilfield, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage School District, BP Alaska, Brice, Inc., CMI, Calista Corporation, Conam, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc., Chevron USA, Coeur Kensington Mine, Donlin Gold, Doyon Limited, Doyon Drilling Inc., ExxonMobil, Granite Construction, Hecla Greens Creek Mine, Halliburton, Marathon Oil Company, NC Machinery, NANA, Nabors Alaska Drilling, Nordic Calista Services, Teck Resources, Red Dog Mine, Round Mountain Gold, Schlumberger Oilfield Services,  Shell Western Exploration and Production, Northern Star LLC. Pogo Mine, Petro Marine, Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center, Tanana Chiefs Conference, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, and numerous public safety and service agencies. International clients: Coastal Aruba, Marathon Upstream Sakhalin Services, Ltd., Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon.

MAPTS instructors each have decades of experience working in their field of expertise. 

Our organization’s mission is to provide timely and professional training to individuals in the resource industries, business, and government with the purpose of putting Alaskans to work in Alaska jobs.