Commercial Construction Pathway

The ABC Apprenticeship Program

The ABC Prep Academy and apprenticeship program is a valuable resource for people from all backgrounds, who are looking to find their career path and need the critical skills to pursue their dreams.

Whether you’re a high school student, out of school, re-entering the workforce, or something entirely different, this is a path worth exploring.

HCWIN is designed to help match people with the skills they need, the funding they need, and the encouragement they need to pursue their highest potential. The best part is that you don’t owe HCWIN a thing! And, while we’re helping you, we can connect you with funding opportunities to make it all happen.

When you’re ready to hit the job market, let us help you find the right fit.

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Find Your Path

Find Your Path

Begin Right Where You Are

Choose the status that represents your current situation best. Each option will help narrow in on the details you need to pursue your talent pathway.

High School Level

Current Student

Currently enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

Current Student

Are you a currently enrolled high school student? ABC Prep Academy-Year 1 has a program for you.

High School Level

Parent or Guardian

Exploring career opportunities with your student

Parent or Guardian

Learn what opportunities may exist for your student, even before graduation.

High School Level

Recent Graduate

Recently earned a high school diploma or HSE

Recent Graduate

Ready for the next step, but unsure where to begin?

High School Level

HSE or Alternative

GED, HSE, or did not complete high school

High School Diploma

Looking for the next step? Explore ABC Apprenticeship program – Year 1 opportunities.

College Level

Current Student

Some college, but has not completed a degree program

College Student

Maybe you started college, but are still exploring your path? 

College Level

Non-Construction Degree

Completed a degree that is non-construction related

Non-Construction Degree

Have a degree, but are still exploring career options

College Level

Some Construction Credits

Have a few college credits completed

Some Construction Credits

See how your credits might articulate toward a degree through Vincennes University

College Level

Construction Degree

Completed a construction-related degree

Construction Degree

See how your credits articulate toward a second degree and gain additional credentials

Adults

Some Background

Have some background in construction trades

Some Construction Background

Explore advanced apprenticeship placement opportunities

Adults

Extensive Background

Extensive background in construction trades

Extensive Construction Background

Expand your expertise, and fast track your credentials

Veterans

Interested in Construction

With or without previous background in construction

Veterans

Utilize your military experience toward a career in construction trades

Criminal History

Adult or Youth

Are you in or have you completed a re-entry program?

Criminal History

Explore a future through the ABC Apprenticeship Program

ABC Commercial Construction Prep Academy

For high school juniors and seniors

  • Potential to receive NCCER Core training, earn up to 8 industry-recognized certifications, and 3 dual credits from Vincennes University.
  • Potential for a paid summer internship opportunity with ABC Member business and 1 additional dual credit from Vincennes University. 
  • Average internship wage: $12 per hour
  • Aligned Career and Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA
ABC Commercial Construction Prep Academy

For high school seniors

who have completed the first year of the program
  • Automatic enrollment in year one of an ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program of the student’s choosing.
  • Opportunity to complete the first year of the ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program of the student’s choosing, while in high school!
  • Potential to earn: NCCER Level I certificate and 5 dual credits from Vincennes University..
  • Possible paid internship opportunities with an ABC Member business.
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Aligned Career and Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA.
  • Continue to year two of an ABC Registered Apprenticeship after high school.

Year 1

ABC Apprenticeship Program

For adult learners

with or without a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma

For Youth 16 to 18 Years Old

without a high school diploma or HSE degree

*All first-year apprentices, whether youth or adult, must have a high school diploma, GED, or HSE or obtain either a high school diploma or HSE by the start of year 2 of the program

  • Typically tuition-free through employment with an ABC Member business.
  • Enrollment in an ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program of the students choosing.
  • Potential to earn the following industry-recognized credentials: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Forklift, Boom Lift, and Scissor Lift certifications, an NCCER Level I certificate, 12 college credits from Vincennes University, and 2,000 on-the-job learning (OJL) hours.
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Continued employment, promotion, and paid hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business.
  • Potential increase in wages commensurate with skills and capabilities.

Year 2

ABC Apprenticeship Program

For Adult Learners

  • Typically tuition-free through employment with an ABC Member business.
  • Continuation of the chosen ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program.
  • Potential to earn the following industry-recognized credentials: an NCCER Level II certificate, 8 college credits from Vincennes University, and 2,000 on-the-job learning (OJL) hours.
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Continued employment, promotion, and paid hands-on training .opportunities with an ABC Member Business
  • Potential increase in wages commensurate with skills and capabilities.

Year 3

ABC Apprenticeship Program

For Adult Learners

  • Typically tuition-free through employment with an ABC Member business.
  • Continuation of the chosen ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • Potential to earn the following industry-recognized credentials: an NCCER level III certificate, 12 college credits from Vincennes University, 2,000 on-the-job learning (OJL) hours
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Continued employment, promotion, paid hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business.
  • An increase in wages commensurate with skills and capabilities.

Year 4

ABC Apprenticeship Program

ABC Commercial Construction Apprenticeship Program

For Adult Learners

  • Typically tuition-free through employment with an ABC Member business.
  • Continued employment, promotion, and hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business.
  • Potential to earn the following industry-recognized credentials: an NCCER certification, 4 college credits from Vincennes University, 2,000 on-the-job learning (OJL) hours, a nationally recognized journeyman license, a Department of Labor Certificate – OR – an Industry Association recognized training program certification, and an Associate of Science, Career/Tech Degree.
    *Note: To meet the VU Associate Degree requirements, an additional 24 credit hours can be earned, during the apprenticeship, through UCC/General Education courses.
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Continued employment, promotion, paid hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business.
  • An increase in wages commensurate with skills and capabilities.

Completion

ABC Apprenticeship Program

ABC Commercial Construction Apprenticeship Program

For Adult Learners

    • Students typically complete the ABC Apprenticeship Program with the highest credentials of any DOL Commercial Construction Registered Apprenticeship program with NO tuition debt through employment with an ABC Member business.
    • Continued employment and promotional opportunites with an ABC Member Business in a high-wage, high-skilled, and in-demand career.

 

*Commercial construction trades are considered critical career fields, which are resistant to pandemics and economic downturns.

Talent pathway developed through a generous grant provided by Duke Energy.