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From the category archives: Apprenticeship


Apprenticeship program aims to assist veterans' transition into civilian life

- Fox News, Nov. 21 For the men and women serving in the U.S. military, the transition to civilian life can be a battle of its own. A pilot apprenticeship program sponsored by The Associated Builders and Contractors starting next year at Fort Drum in New York, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, looks to take away some of that uncertainty by providing valuable construction skills to service members before they make the next step into civilian life. Michael Bellaman, the president and CEO of the national U.S. trade association, told Fox News on Monday the goal of this program is to take away the "fragmented" feeling some veterans face when trying to look for employment, specifically in the construction industry in this case. "One of the big problems is that once you are out of the military it’s very, very difficult to find a portal and match up jobs in any kind of scale, aside from just putting that out in the paper," he said. In a letter last year from The Chairman's Office of Reintegrat ...

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Announcing ABC / AGC Training Partnership!

The Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to announce a training partnership with the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors. 

If you are an IPC-ABC member in good-standing you will now be able to utilize apprenticeship programs at NWAGC. NWAGC is currently approved in the following trades: Carpentry, Construction Laborer, and Heavy Equipment.

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Introducing Carpentry 101 in Boise

This ten month long apprenticeship/craft training course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; 

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