Construction Education

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For further information regarding craft training and apprenticeship, contact the chapter nearest you.

NCCER Curriculum

Since developing the "Wheels of Learning" craft training curricula in the 1980s, ABC has become the world leader in apprenticeship and craft training in the merit shop construction industry. ABC now works closely with its educational affiliate, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), in the development, revision and publication of the NCCER Curriculum, which is competency-based, task-driven, modular craft training curricula based on today's construction industry practices.

Registered Apprenticeship Programs

ABC provides formal apprenticeship training programs that are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. These programs meet all federal and state requirements for formal apprenticeship and prevailing wage work including employer-sponsored classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Upon successful completion, craft workers are recognized at the journey level in their trade and are awarded their apprenticeship certificate.

ABC, its 67 Chapters and its 23,000+ members are doing their part to educate craft and management professionals using innovative and flexible learning models like just-in-time task training, competency-based progression, work-based learning and government registered apprenticeships to build a safe, skilled and productive workforce.

Our flexible, affordable craft and safety education leads to industry-recognized, national credentials for today’s leading construction positions. Together, we help individuals pursue meaningful careers that advance their potential, offer family sustaining wages and lead to the American Dream.

Chapter Education: The Place to Start

Tens of thousands of apprentices and craft students are educated in more than 20 construction crafts through a national ABC network of 67 Chapters across the country. To learn more, contact your local chapter or visit their website.

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Inflation Reduction Act Compliance Resource: ABC Government-Registered Apprenticeship Program Locator

ABC’s government-registered apprenticeship programs comply with the requirements outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act. ABC chapters across the nation stand ready to assist our members by providing access to over 450 government-registered apprenticeship programs in more than 20 trades.

Locate an ABC government-registered apprenticeship program

If your company would prefer to create its own in-house government-registered apprenticeship program, ABC chapters can assist you in preparing the necessary documentation for submission to the appropriate apprenticeship agency.

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