Congratulations to the 2015 Build Your Future Scholarship Recipients

0 September 1, 2015  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured

Ten students pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry were awarded the first annual Build Your Future scholarships through ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation. The scholarships are given to the top 10 students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. The 2015 winners are: Dylan Bruening […]


NCCER Recognizes Carpentry and Masonry Students at SkillsUSA

0 July 28, 2015  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured

Last month at the 51st annual SkillsUSA competition, more than 6,000 career and technical education (CTE) students competed in nearly 100 different craft, technical and leadership fields on a national level in Louisville, Ky. As a part of the competition, NCCER has sponsored the SkillsUSA National Carpentry Competition and the National Masonry Competition. NCCER congratulated the winners […]


Training Center Dedicated to ABC Georgia Member

1 July 14, 2015  Construction Training

The ABC Georgia Chapter recently dedicated its training center June 19 in the name of one of the chapter’s most impactful members, the late David R. Hendrick, Esq., of the law firm Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Flatt. More than 50 individuals attended the dedication ceremony at ABC Georgia’s headquarters in Sandy Springs, Ga., where a […]


Public Workforce System Rulemaking Addressed in Comments

0 June 25, 2015  Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

As part of a coalition, ABC submitted comments June 15 to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on proposed rules for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  ABC and the coalition offered their input on areas where the public workforce system under WIOA can be better […]


School Construction Brings Students Closer to Careers

0 June 22, 2015  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job, The Skills Gap

Building a school renovation project during the teaching year can be a logistical nightmare for educators, students and contractors.  At one project in Manchester, Massachusetts, school administrators at the Brookwood School and a local construction firm created an innovative learning environment that exposed students to careers in construction.  Because they were able to be in the school […]


Continuing Your Education with ABC Craft Training

0 June 15, 2015  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured

A career in construction offers a lot of different things to different people—financial stability, a chance to travel, challenging work—but for those who commit to their training, they’re also getting a chance to continue their education and expand their knowledge. Finding the right training program can open up opportunities that might have seemed unreachable before, […]


5 Reasons To Choose a Career in Construction

0 June 9, 2015  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job

Everyone chooses their career for different reasons, but what most people are looking for is something that they enjoy doing while allowing them to earn a living and provide for their families. In a video interviewing six different construction apprentices and journeymen, they share why they decided to enter the construction industry, the benefits it […]


Greater Michigan Construction Academy Receives The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Grant

0 May 7, 2015  Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $317,000 grant to construct a welding lab within the GMCA Midland Training Center to support Midland County high school students. With the demand for quality, certified welders increasing not only in Michigan but across the United States, the need […]