ABC Apprenticeship Program, Completion

Completion of an ABC Apprenticeship Program provides industry recognized credentials, skills, and competencies which may lead to upwardly mobile paths of higher education and a high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand commercial construction career.

ABC Commercial Construction Apprenticeship Program

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ABC Apprenticeship Program Completers


Typically Tuition Free through Employment with an ABC Member Business

Certifications & Outcomes

  • Potential to earn:
    • Continued, employment, promotion, and paid hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business
    • OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Forklift, Boom Lift, and Scissor Lift certifications
    • An NCCER Certification in the area of their apprenticeship
    • A nationally recognized journeyman license, a Department of Labor (DOL) Certificate – OR – an Industry Association recognized training certificate
    • Associate of Science, Career/Tech Degree through Vincennes University
    • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
    • Increased wages commensurate with skills and capabilities

Semester Start Dates

The ABC Apprenticeship Program mirrors a typical college year with classes starting in August and progressing through May.
Construction Sector
Average Employment Growth in Hamilton County
Average Construction Salary
In Hamilton County

Career Opportunities

Carpenter | Electrician | Electrical Lineman (offered in Indianapolis)  | Electronic Systems Technician (offered in Lafayette) | Glazier | Heating and Air-Conditioning Instrument Service | Pipefitting (offered in Muncie) | Plumber | Sheet Metal Worker

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Construction Pathway

Year  1

Prep Academy

Designed to introduce students to the commercial construction trades, with upwardly mobile paths of education and apprenticeships leading to essential careers.

  • Available to high school juniors and seniors
  • Commercial Construction Trades Exploration
  • Potential to earn up to 8 industry-recognized certifications, 3 dual credits, & receive NCCER Core training
  • Paid Summer Internship Opportunities with an ABC Member Business. 1 additional dual credit may be earned through an internship
  • Associated Career and Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Year  2

Prep Academy

Automatic enrollment in year one of an ABC Registered Apprenticeship Program of the student’s choosing.

  • Available to high school seniors who have completed year 1 of the prep academy program
  • Located at the nearest ABC Training Centers: Indianapolis, Muncie, or Lafayette
  • Potential to earn up to 5 dual credits from Vincennes University and an NCCER Level I certificate
  • Possible paid internship opportunities with an ABC Member Business
  • Associated Career and Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

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Post-High School Construction Pathway

  • Timeframe: If you’ve completed Prep Academy Year 2, the remaining time is typically an additional 3 years.
  • Total Cost: Typically tuition-free through employment with an ABC Member Business
  • Potential to earn up to an NCCER certification in the area of your choosing, a nationally recognized journeyman’s license, and an Associate of Science, Career/Tech Degree from Vincennes University
  • Full-Time Employment with an ABC Member Business
  • Increasing wages commensurate with skills and capabilities

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ABC offers certified apprenticeship programs, continuing education, management and safety programs designed to enhance professional development.


Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.