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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.