Five outstanding San Diego County high school graduates have launched their careers in the construction industry thanks to scholarships awarded by a new program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust. Recipients say the scholarships will play a significant role in helping them achieve their career goals.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) San Diego Chapter has a longstanding commitment to mentoring students, providing career education and supporting programs through donations of volunteer time and resources.
The challenging business climate facing the construction industry motivated ABC San Diego to help its members find new, creative ways to win work. Word of mouth and a great reputation are good, but they are no longer good enough. Contractors must find new opportunities to market themselves and expand their potential client networks.
Thousands of construction professionals can thank ABC San Diego Operations Manager Gary Wood for the excellent training they’ve received over the years — whether they participated in the ABC electrician apprenticeship program or are taking advantage of ongoing advanced education.
There is no bigger thrill for any contractor than to cut the ribbon on a newly completed project. ABC San Diego has just cut the online ribbon to its newly redesigned website, with fresh new features and resources for the entire construction industry.
Bragging rights for competitors in electrical, plumbing and sheet metal crafts will be on the line at this year’s Craft Championships, hosted by ABC San Diego’s Apprenticeship Training Trust on Dec. 1. The all-day event takes place at the ABC San Diego training academy facility in Poway. Viewing is open to the public.
The ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust trains hundreds of craft professionals every year. But training doesn’t stop once an individual completes an apprenticeship or craft training program. Ongoing training in new techniques, materials, codes and safety is a vital part of being a qualified construction professional.
While certain construction industry segments show signs of growth as the industry moves into 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2013 economic forecast does not hold much optimism for an overall recovery for the industry as a whole.
An exciting career training scholarship program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust can help San Diego County high school students achieve their career goals in the construction industry.
The Associated Builders and Contractors chapters nationwide, including San Diego, have joined the Construction Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW) program. Working along with various construction trade associations, the goal is to improve safety for all workers by eliminating injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of substance abuse-related incidents.
Thirty-thousand veterans complete their military service in California each year, but only 25 percent of them find civilian employment. Although the White House recently unveiled a plan to lower the veteran unemployment rate, Frank Boecker, human resources director at Bergelectric and himself a military veteran, decided he couldn’t wait for someone else to put together a program to help vets find employment. Five years ago, he and Bergelectric decided to do something about it and started recruiting veterans as employees. When business picked up in 2010, he set a goal of hiring one veteran per week.