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 […]


NCCER and ABC Working Together to Promote Careers in Construction

0 September 2, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training

NCCER announced in a press release on Aug. 27, that the organization is partnering with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Trimmer Construction Education Foundation to offer the Build Your Future (BYF) scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career in construction. The partnership amounts to $100,000 in scholarships for the next five years to individuals […]


Craft Training Offers Unexpected Opportunity to an Indiana High School Student

0 July 30, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training

In a recent article published in a local publication in Indiana, the story of Russell Eastman showed how craft training can clear a path to a successful future many never imagine could be possible. With the help of Associated Builders and Contractors Indiana/Kentucky Chapter and an internship with Gaylor Electric, Eastman was able to take hold […]


Maintaining American Competitiveness Through Improved Workforce Training: A Guest Post By Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC)

0 May 7, 2014  featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

In order to maintain American competitiveness, we must ensure that our 21st Century workforce includes the highly skilled and trained craftsmen and professionals that our economy requires. Over the years, federal workforce training and workplace development programs have been added and existing programs have been modified in order to address spikes in unemployment.  While these […]