Apprentice/Craft Training

Offered By 
ABC - Cornhusker Chapter


Electronic Systems Tech.
Heavy Equipment Operator
Sheet Metal 


Why Become An ABC Apprentice?

There are three reasons why you should become an ABC Apprentice.

Earn While You Learn

One of the questions you need to ask yourself after high school is what am I going to pay for my education in my chosen career.  One of the first major stepping stones in a construction career is becoming a journeyman.  Likewise, there are a variety of paths to get there.  Let’s take the electrical trade as an example.  Did you know choosing the ABC apprentice path will result in you earning twice as much during your electrical apprentice period than going the community college route?  Did you know when our electrical apprentices have to travel out of town for work they can keep up through the distance learning program?  These are important questions you need to evaluate when you are choosing which education path to go down.  Do your research and compare, you will find that becoming an ABC apprentice is the best path to choose.

Curriculum - The Gold Standard

We use the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, which is competency-based, task-driven, and modular craft training curricula based on today's construction industry practices.  NCCER maintains a portable and widely recognized credentialing and certification system through its National Registry.  This Registry assures the portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards to students.  These valuable industry credentials are recognized nationwide and benefit students as they seek employment and build their careers. 

This curriculum is taught in a classroom setting by instructors that are currently practicing their craft in the field.  Over 82% of our Electrical Apprentices pass the Journeyman’s test given by the Nebraska Electrical Board as a result of this training.

Future Advancement

Our employers believe in the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and the free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit.  That means they promote based upon merit, and they don’t rely on seniority as most union based shops do.  Did you know over 80% of the construction industry workers choose not to work for union shops!  Nor is your work experience limited by strict work rules.  The point being that as you acquire different skill sets that makes you more valuable.  Let’s face it the world is changing rapidly, and every career field is too!  So choose to be with a company that wants to keep up!  If you desire to learn more about the merit shop philosophy & values, you can go to

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In Lincoln 402-477-4451

In Omaha 402-344-4258

 The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.