Why should I choose to be an ABC apprentice?

Apprentice / Craft Training

Offered By 
ABC-Cornhusker Chapter

Sheet Metal

Why become an ABC Apprentice?

There are three reasons why you should choose to be an ABC Apprentice.

Earn While You Learn

One of the questions you need to ask yourself after high school is what am I going to pay for my education in my chosen career.  One of the first major stepping stones in a construction career is becoming a journeyman.  Likewise, there are a variety of paths to get there. Let’s take the electrical trade as an example.  Did you know choosing the ABC apprentice path will result in you earning twice as much during your electrical apprentice period than going the community college route? Did you know our electrical apprentices go to class only one night a week where other programs require two night a week?  Did you know when our electrical apprentices have to travel out of town for work they can keep up thru the distance learning program?  These are important questions you need to evaluate when you are choosing which education path to go down?  Do your research and compare, you will find will find that becoming an ABC apprentice is the best path to choose.

Curriculum-The Gold Standard

We use the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, which is competency-based, task-driven, modular craft training curricula based on today's construction industry practices.  NCCER maintains a portable and widely recognized credentialing and certification system through its National Registry. This Registry assures portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates and wallet cards to students. These valuable industry credentials are recognized nationwide and benefit students as they seek employment and build their careers. 

This curriculum is taught in a classroom setting by instructors that are currently practicing their trade in the field.  Over 82% of our Electrical Apprentices pass the Journeyman’s test given by the Nebraska Electrical Board as a result of this training.

Future Advancement

Our employers believe in the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and the free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit. That means they promote biased upon merit and they don’t rely on seniority as must union based shops do. Did you know over 83% of the construction industry workers choose not to work for union shops! Nor is your work experience limited by strict work rules.  The point being that as you acquire different skill sets that makes you more valuable. Let’s face it the world is changing rapidly and every career field is to! So choose to be with an outfit that wants to keep up!  If desire to learn more about the merit shop philosophy & values you can go to www.abc.org

 For questions, contact

Mandy Stark, Lincoln Training Center
call 402-477-4451 / 800-213-6386
Theresa Ptacek,Omaha Training Center
call 402-344-4258 / 800-660-4759

 The recruitment, selection employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of  race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

Associated Builders & Contractors
State Office/Lincoln Training Center
830 Westgate Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68528

Associated Builders & Contractors
Omaha Training Center
2602 Harney Street
Omaha, NE  68310