Craft Training and Apprenticeship
2021-2022 Indiana Apprenticeship Trust Enrollment Applications
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Building a better future through ABC Training Programs!
ABC of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) is a provider of formal construction apprenticeship programs through the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. ABC is also an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor and, as such, awards globally recognized craft credentials and certificates upon completion of each level of study. ABC is a federally certified training program by Veteran Affairs.
ABC offers a wide variety of training options from formal apprenticeship programs to specific task training modules of study. Each craft utilizes the NCCER curriculum and learning resources created by publishing partner Pearson. NCCER develops and publishes each world-class curriculum created by Subject Matter Experts from industry and academia throughout the United States. Subject Matter Experts ensure exceptional training programs meet or exceed national industry standards. ABC instructors are experienced and knowledgeable journey-level craft professionals and complete NCCER certification in order to teach for ABC.
About ABC Apprenticeship
ABC’s Apprenticeship Program is certified by the Federal Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and accredited by NCCER, the globally recognized construction curricula provider. After successfully completing the ABC/NCCER curriculum and documenting 8,000 hours of On-the-Job Learning (OJLs) for 4-year programs, graduates are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and are awarded their journeyman’s certification. Although most trades require four years of study, some trades are two or three year programs of study. Through ABC’s articulation with Vincennes University, apprentices in Indiana can also earn a tuition-free Associate Degree in Science Career/Tech Degree.
The following apprenticeships are available through the locations below:
Lexington, KY (Southeast): Electrical
Louisville, KY (Kentuckiana): Electrical / HVAC / Plumbing / Carpentry
New Albany/Prosser CEC (Kentuckiana): Electrical
Owensboro, KY (Southwest): Electrical
Bowling Green, KY (Southwest): Electrical / HVAC / Plumbing
Indianapolis, IN (North Central): Carpentry / Electrical / HVAC / Pipefitting / Plumbing / Sheet Metal
Muncie, IN (North Central): Electrical / Plumbing
Elkhart, IN (Northwest): Electrical / Carpentry
Ft. Wayne, IN (Northeast): Electrical / Plumbing / Carpentry / HVAC / Sheet Metal
Columbus, IN (North Central): Electrical
Lafayette, IN (Northwest): Electrical / Instrumentation / Electronic Systems Technician
Click on the trades below to learn more about the NCCER curriculum for each craft.
National Craft Championships
About the National Craft Championships
Craft trainees and apprentices from across the country travel each year to compete for top honors in their chosen craft. For the competitors, the National Craft Championships allows them to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices. For the training sponsors, employers and ABC chapters, the NCC demonstrates a staunch commitment to the career path the construction industry offers.
The NCC is planned and conducted by ABC’s National Craft Championships Committee. This committee consists of contractor representatives and ABC chapter and national staff.
TWO DAYS, 15 COMPETITIONS, 11 CRAFTS
Each competition consists of a written exam, typically based on the Contren® Learning Series curricula developed by the NCCER. The written exam accounts for 25 percent of the total score. Held on the second day, competitors are tested on their skills during an six hour project. This Practical Performance Test accounts for 75 percent of the total score.
Visit www.nationalcraftchampionships.org for the latest updates and important info to get in on next years competition.