High School

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 […]


Learning Lifelong Skills Through the Trades

0 July 11, 2014  Careers in Construction

In the midst of learning technical skills that will help them succeed in the trades, the students in Cardozo High School’s Academy of Construction & Design (ACAD) are gleaning lifelong lessons that apply no matter what career path they choose to take. The academy, made possible by the D.C. Student Construction Trade Foundation (DCSCTF), provides […]


Construction Charter School Creates Pathway to Apprenticeships

0 April 3, 2014  Construction Training, featured

The following is an excerpt from an article by Joanna Masterson, From Classroom to Career: Ohio Construction Academy Offers High School Curriculum And Apprenticeship Instruction, appearing in the April 2014 issue of Construction Executive.   When Bart Hacker was president of the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the first thing he did was meet with member […]


Career and Technical Education Popular Among US Governors

0 February 28, 2014  The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

Workforce development, career and technical education, and job readiness have become some of the most talked about issues as states kick off their 2014 legislative calendars.  One reason these topics have become so popular is because many of our state governors have made them top legislative priorities for their administration.  The most compelling evidence of […]


Success in the New Economy: Technical Skills vs. College

0 February 7, 2014  Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap

This video comes to us from Citrus College and beautifully lays out the real facts and stark realities that many students don’t consider when making decisions about post-secondary education.  Because student’s rarely make a decision this important in a vacuum, this video should be required viewing for parents, educators and counselors, as well.  Help us […]


Students get a Running Start on Choosing a Career

0 January 24, 2014  Careers in Construction, featured

The construction industry is constantly fighting to find their way into high schools across the country to show students the opportunities that a career in construction holds and build the skilled workforce needed to keep up with the demand of labor. When ABC New Mexico Chapter’s Carla Kugler began her job as Education & Safety […]


Construction Training Programs Could Get Federal Tuition Assistance

1 January 16, 2014  featured, Workforce Issues

For students interested post-secondary education, money often weighs heavily in the decision. While federal tuition assistance programs provide support for students interested in pursuing 4-year degree programs at the post-secondary level, they do not offer the same for industry-recognized credentials. It’s no wonder career-specific training programs have no chance at competing. But if a new bill introduced […]


CTE Hearing Highlights Industry Participation Needs

0 November 26, 2013  featured, Workforce Issues

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to investigate proposals for improving career and technical education (CTE) funding programs through the Carl D. Perkins Act re-authorization.  In his opening remarks, Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) mentioned the sub-committee testimony of Al Bargas, president of the ABC Pelican Chapter in […]