"To deliver apprenticeship training that incorporates craftsmanship, responsibility, safety and stewardship into developing the future leaders of America’s construction workforce."

The ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship and Craft Training programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Students attend school on a flexible schedule and many ABC member employers pay students while they train.

ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship Trust is a state and federally approved apprenticeship program and offers the nationally recognized “Journeyworker” credential in Electrical, Plumbing/Pipefitting, Carpentry, Sheet Metal, and Sprinkler fitting. It is a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) sponsor.

Students receive on-the-job training while attending classes to learn the latest techniques and practical applications of their craft. The semesters run September to December (first semester) and January to April (second semester). After completing this program, students enter the job market as journey-level workers.


Human Resources
The Tri-M Group

"The ABC Apprenticeship program has played a critical role in developing our apprentices into Journeyworkers. They've gained the knowledge and hands on skills needed to be successful in the field and have played an integral part in growing our organization and allowing us the opportunity to expand into different locations and markets. 

Additionally, the day training allows our apprentices to further their education and commitment to the trade while not interrupting their time with their family. This is critical since it supports our organization's culture and family philosophy. Our company has been able to successfully retain graduates as a result of the commitment we show towards their education and career path, and we are looking forward to the continued success of our future apprentices."
Klover Contracting Inc. 

"The ABC Eastern PA Apprenticeship program has impacted my future positively, which in return has influenced the company I work for. Upon completing the program, I left with the skills, and knowledge, needed to use my best judgement during my time in the field. The program gave me the opportunity to learn and grow as a journeymen into a foreman. This has allowed me to confidently reinforce my company. 

Additionally, the apprenticeship program continues to benefit me today. I have continued involvement in ABC committees, such as the safety committee; ABC Apprenticeship Trust; and workforce development committee. These programs serve as great resources for Klover Contracting Inc. to continue their success and education in the trades."


ABC Careers in Construction Alliance -- Workforce Development Partners