ABC Apprenticeship Program, Year 3

Increased skills, competencies, and credentials through continuation of the ABC Department of Labor commercial construction apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeships typically begin in August and continue through May. The coursework consists of 3 hours of hands-on instruction and 3 hours of online homework per week. Students may work as full-time, paid apprentices in the area of their concentration with an ABC Member Business. Apprentices may experience increased wages commensurate with skills and capabilities

ABC Commercial Construction Apprenticeship Program

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Adults who have completed year 2 of the apprenticeship program


Employer Tuition Assistance Opportunities

Certifications & Outcomes

  • Potential to earn:
    • Continued, employment, promotion, and paid hands-on training opportunities with an ABC Member Business
    • An NCCER Level III Certificate
    • 12 college credits through Vincennes University
    • 2,000 on-the-job learning (OJL) hours
    • 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
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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.