Employers - What do I need to know?

At ABC, our apprenticeship program can:

  • Improve and upgrade the quality of your workforce.
  • Train skilled craft persons for the future of your business.
  • Increase productivity.
  • Reduce turnover, injuries, and absenteeism.
  • Lower your project costs by helping you comply with prevailing wage requirements.

The program saves you money by allowing you the opportunity to pay apprentices a percentage of the journeyman wage while they receive on-the-job-training.  Plus, you have the benefit of reviewing the candidates from our hiring pool for consideration, or an existing employee of yours can apply directly to enter the apprenticeship program.  It all ads up:  ABC's training program can improve your overall profit margin and help you train your skilled craftworkers of the future!

Apprentices are employed by contractors who have agreed to hire and provide on-the-job experience under the supervision of their skilled craftworkers and are responsible to log and file each apprentice work experience.

You must be:

  1. An ABC Member in good standing. Membership fees are offset by reduced labor costs and increased productivity.
  2. Agree to train in compliance with ABC Apprenticeship Standards by becoming a “Subscribing Employer.”
  3. Be approved to train by the ABC Training Trust Committee.

 To learn more details about the ABC Apprenticeship Program, click on the gray bars below: