Twenty seasoned apprentices and craft trainees sweated it out under the sun and the watchful eye of judges, and several hundred spectators at the San Diego Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Craft Champions Competition held at the ABC Training Trust Academy.
The construction and building industry has suffered one of the hardest hits from the economic downturn. Unemployment has hovered at the 17 percent mark in the state of California for several years, high above the state and national average.
San Diego County high school students will now get help achieving their career goals in the construction industry through a new scholarship program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust.
Echo Pacific Construction is recognized as an industry leader in delivering projects using accelerated scheduling and building practices. As school districts consider accelerating traditionally phased construction schedules where students shuffle between existing and completed buildings, to a process where kids remain the primary focus (no matter the condition of the physical plant), Echo Pacific’s methods are becoming industry standard.
Rick Amison, director of human resources at Pacific Rim Mechanical in San Diego, was the last person at his company to know about his selection as the 2012 Member of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.
Networking is a powerful business tool. But making contacts and nurturing professional relationships can be time-consuming. Not many business owners and executives can devote the time they’d like to this critically important effort.
San Diego County has seen its share of natural disasters, including two devastating wildfires in the past decade. ABC San Diego has been an active participant in ABC’s long-standing commitment nationwide on the forefront of disaster relief, charitable fundraising and community initiatives including volunteerism.
Today’s craft professional must constantly keep up with changes in technology and the latest principles in their field. ABC San Diego’s Apprenticeship Training Trust is committed to giving its students cutting edge instruction making them competitive in an ever-changing industry.
This annual report, sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, explores the current avenues and opportunities available in the construction field, including local trade schools and apprenticeship programs.
From local trade schools to apprenticeship programs, find out the numerous educational efforts that are currently in place in this special report, which is sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.