ABC’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and Orleans Technical College recently announced that they are working together on a new apprenticeship training center in Philadelphia County. Their goal is to help create more apprenticeships in the region and more diversity in the construction and trades community. The facility will also and provide employers with the chance to advance their employees’ skillsets through the state-approved NCCER merit-based training curriculum.

The program will help prepare new apprentices for career paths in electrical, carpentry, HVAC and plumbing. Orleans will use the NCCER curriculum, which is approved in all states, and NCCER-certified master trainers for will train Orleans Tech instructors to deliver NCCER classroom training in a hands-on, interactive format at the Orleans training facility.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to partner with JEVS Human Services and its Orleans Technical College in Philadelphia,” said Joe Perpiglia, president and CEO of the ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. “It is our goal to provide world-class training opportunities and a path to a lucrative career in construction. ABC Eastern Pennsylvania is happy to add Philadelphia to our growing training network.”