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ABC’s Chesapeake Shores, Greater Baltimore and Metro Washington chapters collaborated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to celebrate the graduation of 138 industry-registered construction apprentices representing six trades during a ceremony on May 22. 

During the past four years, the graduates have documented 8,000 on-the-job training hours, completed 576 hours of classroom education and maintained strict attendance standards, all the while honing the skills for their successful careers in the construction trades. 

Tony Rader, the 2019 ABC National chair and vice president of telecom for National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas, addressed the graduates during the ceremony. 

“As ABC National Chairman, it is extremely exciting to travel around the country to participate in events just like this,” Rader said. “The future is bright for these graduates, and we can’t wait to see their contributions to our industry.” 

The ABC chapters look forward to another year of registered-apprenticeship program growth and continued opportunities for collaboration.