Recruiting, educating and upskilling our workforce is a cornerstone of the U.S. construction industry, and an essential component to supporting our most important asset – our people.
Let ABC help you connect with the next generation with skilled professionals
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Future Faces of Construction
ABC of Wisconsin actively promotes careers in the skilled construction trades across the state. That requires partnerships between contractors and high schools and community-based organizations, which ABC helps facilitate.
ABC & High School Resources
Have you heard that there can be opportunities for high school students to work on construction job sites, while earning high school credit? Students who complete a Youth Apprenticeship can get credit towards his/her Registered Apprenticeship after high school.
Career Fairs and High School Visits
ABC participates in high school career fairs and presentations across the state. If there is a high school in your area that we should be connected with, please help us by making introductions. Also, if you are invited to an event that you are not able to attend, let us know and we might be able to help. Are you participating in a career fair? Contact ABC and we’ll help you with resource materials and talking points.
NCCER Core Certifications
ABC works directly with approximately 15 high schools around the state to certify their students in basic construction skills. Currently over 400 students in the past 5 years have received this certification.
ABC & Post-High School Resources
As much as we all would like to see more students coming directly from high school into our industry, we know that isn’t always the case. ABC can help be a resource to connect you to different resources.
Community Based Organizations
ABC has worked hard to build relationships with a variety of community-based organizations, and ideally – we want to connect those job seekers with our members. NCCER certification has been achieved by over 275 different individuals who are working with community-based organizations and ABC.
ABC works with the Wisconsin Job Centers & Workforce Development Boards and can help you get started toward building connections with these resources in your area.