Apprenticeship                  

WHY TRAIN AS AN APPRENTICE?
  • Classroom training
  • Expert instructors teach you theory, safety and skilled trade fundamentals in a controlled environment
  • On-the-job training 
  • You'll get your hands dirty (literally), apply your knowledge and skills and learn by doing
  • No student loans
  • Employment
  • You will earn while you learn
  • Career potential
  • Apprenticeship can take you in many career directions
WHY TRAIN AS AN APPRENTICE WITH ABC - South Texas?
  • We are state and federally approved. 
  • ABC - South Texas' apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • We offer apprenticeship programs in four trades: carpentry, sheet metal, electrical, and plumbing.
  • Compared to a college education, there's virtually no cost to you personally.
  • Paid on-the-job training. 
  • We honor Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.  
  • Eligible veterans can receive a tax-free stipend during their apprenticeship program.
  • Build your professional network. 
  • Our members are some of the most talented construction professionals in South Texas.
  • College credit hours available

WHY TRAIN ABC - SOUTH TEXAS APPRENTICES?
  • The demand for skilled workers is increasing. 
  • Our program eliminates the need for expensive recruitment programs; applicant pool available.
  • Our state and federally approved apprenticeship programs can help you dispatch registered apprentices to your job site and help you meet prevailing wage requirements.
  • Using apprentices actually reduces the cost of high labor turnover; employees show high morale and loyalty when training in a program that offers upward mobility through career development.
  • You get a diversified and flexible workforce and a larger pool of employees with specific skills.
  • You get increased productivity; employees in a structured program are more motivated. 
  • We train our apprentices using the NCCER curriculum.

CHAPTER STAFF:

Steven Schultz
Chapter President 
Steven@abcsouthtexas.org 
Bob Jett
CPA 
Bob@abcsouthtexas.org 
Tamara Schmoekel 
Workforce Development
Tamara@abcsouthtexas.org
Jennifer Rocha 
Apprenticeship Director 
Jennifer@abcsouthtexas.org
Alissa Miller 
Marketing & Events Director
Alissa@abcsouthtexas.org

 

Associated Builders and Contractors ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

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