Apprenticeship

ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter

At ABC Western PA's craft training facility, we train the next generation of craft professionals utilizing a combination of classroom and hands-on training. We are the “voice of construction” for today’s merit shop construction industry.

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 and build strong communities.

Founded in 1991 by ABC and leading contractors, NCCER is the industry’s source for craft education, assessment and certification. Today, NCCER develops standardized curricula and industry-recognized, portable credentials for more than 70 crafts that have been used in all 50 states and in 20 countries.

What is Apprenticeship?

With an apprenticeship, you start with a job and build a career. Simply put, a contractor hires you, and then you enroll in the ABC Western PA's Apprenticeship Program. Over the next three to five years, you will learn everything you need — through in-class and on-the-job training — to strive in all aspects of your chosen trade.

Select a Trade:

From electrical and carpentry to bricklayer and roofer, or a host of others, you can find the trade that best fits your skills or interests. The ABC Western PA's Apprenticeship program operates 7 different trade programs.

Benefits of Joining ABC:

  • Paid employment during training
  • Learn the skills needed by employers throughout the industry
  • Earn credits toward an Associates Degree at a community college
  • Get formal on-the-job training from a qualified worker
  • Receive related instruction to supplement on-the-job training
  • Earn regular pay increases as your job skills increase
  • Acquire skills to compete effectively in the job market
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Need some help deciding what career path is right for you?

Our Director of Education & Workforce Development, Matthew Waltman, will walk you through the application process and help you determine what trade is best for you.

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