Apprenticeship is a proven industry-based learning system that combines on-the-job experience with technical training to provide a certified journey person. An apprentice is a worker who learns a craft through planned, supervised On-the-Job-Training (OJT) in conjunction with receiving planned, related technical instruction in a classroom setting. They are taught the proper use, care and safe handling of tools and equipment used in their work.
The ABA AGC Education Fund provides formal apprenticeship training in many programs that are registered and approved by:
The US Department of Labor
State of Arizona Apprenticeship Advisory Committee
National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER)
In the ABA AGC Education Fund Program you earn while you learn. When you begin your apprenticeship, the starting wage is generally about 50% of the journeyman rate and increases as you satisfactorily progress in the program. Upon program completion, you receive your state issued Journeymen’s Card.
The ABA’s members consist of about 95% of all general contractors in the state and they look to our programs first when in need of trained, motivated, and skilled workers.
ABA AGC Education Fund Program runs on a philosophy that encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach. This ideology gives anyone the opportunity to develop their skills and find work based solely on their individual merit, regardless of labor affiliation, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
For questions or assistance please contact the ABA Office at 602.274.8222, or check out the Apprenticeship tab on our website.