Apprenticeship programs help businesses thrive by building a highly skilled, highly productive workforce, and it helps job seekers access and maintain stable careers with good wages. The goal of the ABC-NJ is to develop skills, reduce turnover, increase proficiency on the job. All Associated Builders and Contractors apprenticeship and craft training programs are registered with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.
Apprentices are paid for on-the-job training with the goal of meeting not only industry needs, but the advanced skill sets needed by their employers. The ABC-NJ is proud to have a US-DOL approved Registered Apprenticeship Program for its members and industry firms in New Jersey administered by an Employee Retirement Income Security Act Trust.
Apprenticeship trades include
- Carpenter (Roofer Specialist)
- Construction Craft Laborer
- Dock and Wharf Builder
- Floor Cover Layer
- Glazier, Architectural
- HVAC/R Technician
- Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment)
- Painter (Industrial Coating and Lining)
- Painter (Commercial/Residential)
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Structural Iron Worker
- Truck Crane Operator
- Truck Driver, Heavy (includes dump truck)
- Customized training that meets industry standards, tailored to the specific needs of businesses, resulting in highly skilled employees.
- Increased knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning from an experienced mentor, combined with education courses to support work-based learning.
- Enhanced employee retention: 91% of apprentices that complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.
- A safer workplace that may reduce worker compensation costs, due to the program’s emphasis on safety training.
- A stable and reliable pipeline of qualified workers.
- A systematic approach to training that ensures employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required for the occupation.