Closeup of one of many pipe threaders in the new ABC Plumbing and Pipefitting lab.
Members of the Plumbing Committee check the new pipe threading equipment.
Pipefitting instructor Michael McRae discusses wastewater systems.
It takes a strong commitment to participate in the ABC apprenticeship and craft training programs. I've been on both sides - as an apprentice who worked my way through four years of schooling and on-the-job-training; and now, as an ABC training employer and mentor for students following in my footsteps.
The men and women who participate in the ABC apprenticeship and craft training programs are able to learn in one of the finest facilities available. The new ABC training academy was designed with hands-on training in mind. With its many classrooms and vast lab areas, apprentices of many trades can train together and simultaneously experience a broader scope of the construction industry.
The new facility is shadowed only by the ABC staff, training instructors, and committee members - all whom work together to provide the best training possible. As an apprentice, I had the opportunity to learn from the best. Now, as a journeyman and manager of my company, working with ABC's plumbing/pipefitting apprenticeship and craft training program gives me the opportunity to help others achieve their career goals.
Trained professionals are the backbone of the construction industry and ABC is extremely proud of the journeymen we have trained. ABC is committed to turning out journeymen of the highest caliber. It makes me proud to be part of an organization that is training today's skilled craftsmen and the future construction leaders of San Diego and America.