ABC-NJ is now accepting registered apprentices and participation in our ERISA program in several trades!! See below for more info.
Participating in ABC-NJ’s registered apprenticeship program will satisfy the requirements to renew your Public Works Contractor Registration as required by the new law taking effect May 1, 2019. [Full text of A-3666]
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job learning (OJL) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.
Registered Apprenticeship is a program of the United States Department of Labor that connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers. Employers, employer associations, and joint labor-management organizations, known collectively as "sponsors", provide apprentices with paid on-the-job learning and academic instruction that reflects industry needs. The goal of such instruction is to provide workers with advanced skillsets that meet the specific needs of their employers.
ABC-NJ is proud to have a US-DOL approved Registered Apprenticeship Program for its members and industry firms in New Jersey. Our program is administered by an ERISA Trust.
As of May 1, 2019, ABC-NJ is accepting Registered Apprentices and yearly ERISA Trust contributions for the following trades:
Carpenter | Construction Craft Laborer | Electrician | HEO
Mason (Bricklayer Construction) | Painter | Plumber | Roofer | Sheet Metal
*** ABC-NJ will be accepting registrations shortly in its additional US-DOL approved trades: HVAC and HEO ***
For registration and/or participation information, please contact ABC-NJ at (609) 439-2211 or email [email protected].
ABC-NJ has approval by the US DOL Office of Apprenticeship in the following trades:
Construction Craft Laborer
Heavy Equipment Operator (Operating Engineer)
HVAC (contact ABC-NJ office for program details at the email/phone listed below)
Mason (Bricklayer Construction)
The program is also approved to use the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for its related technical instruction.
For more information on ABC-NJ’s Registered Apprenticeship Program including registering your apprentice(s) or submitting a participating contribution to the ERISA Trust, please contact ABC-NJ at (609) 439-2211 or email [email protected].