Construction Training

Local Craft Competitions Send Trainees to the Next Level

0 December 18, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured

Across the country, construction apprentices and trainees are showcasing their skills and competing at Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) chapter craft competitions. Chapters including the ABC San Diego Chapter, the ABC Pelican Chapter and the ABC Metro Washington Chapter recently held their events and are now preparing their winners to head to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., […]


Education Professionals and Construction Industry Collaborate on Career Pathways

0 November 21, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap

As a response to Harvard’s 2011 Pathways to Prosperity report, national leaders from the construction industry joined forces with educators this week during the Construction Career Pathways Conference. Hosted by NCCER in conjunction with the Association for Career and Technical Education VISION2014 conference, the program highlighted examples of some of the highest performing career pathways in the […]


The Zachry Craft Experience – Day 1 (Sunday)

0 September 15, 2014  Construction Training, On The Job

Ten members of Associated Builders and Contractors’ National staff are spending the week taking part in The Zachry Craft Experience—a week-long training experience to give office professionals an idea of what it takes day in and day out to be a craft professional. The staff will be chronicling their time learning what our industry is […]


1.1 Million Grant Helps Provide NCCER Curriculum to Students in Michigan

1 September 15, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), the educational wing of the ABC Greater Michigan Chapter, will serve as the preferred trainer for the YouthBuild program which recently awarded a 1.1 million grant to GMCA and its partners, Saginaw’s Habitat for Humanity, The Saginaw Intermediate School District and The Saginaw Valley Rehabilitation Center’s Learn to Earn […]