Apply to the Program!    

Enrollment for the ABC South Texas Apprenticeship Program is open from March 1st through June 30th. Our program is accepting applications currently for all four trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing and sheet metal.

Regardless of trade, the application process is the same. Once your application has been approved by our Apprenticeship Committee, you will be placed in the apprenticeship program applicant pool for up to two years. The applicant pool list is sent to companies interested in sponsoring apprentices. You must maintain updated contact information to remain in the pool. All applicant’s should realize in the construction industry you must travel wherever the job-site is; sometimes it is just down the road from your house but other times it may be out-of-town. The construction industry isn’t always 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday. Sometimes early morning and late night shifts are required along with overtime. Apprenticeship is a commitment to a career. If you have the aptitude, attitude and determination you can achieve success in the industry.

Please contact our apprenticeship coordinator to begin the process or to obtain more information about the ABC - South Texas Apprenticeship Program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • High school transcript or GED
  • U.S. state driver’s license or ID
Addition Qualifications per the Texas Workforce Commission and Local Education Agency Policy in order to attend school:
  • Verify your eligibility to work
  • Present a Selective Service registration verification print out*
All males must provide proof of Selective Service Registration from age 18 to 26. Verify Registration Now : If you are unable to verify your records online you may need to register, check exempt status or contact Selective Service directly for more information click here.

Application and Enrollment Process

You will need to successfully complete the following steps:
  • Application
  • Selective Service Verification
  • Written exam (Consultation Only)
  • Interview
  • Obtain a sponsor employer to start school
  • Attend Orientation

ABC South Texas’ apprenticeship program is equal opportunity; apprenticeship recruitment, selection, and training shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.