EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! Apprentices learn their craft through classroom instruction and hands on experiences while earning income through 8,000 on-the-job learning hours. It is a proven way to become a craft professional.
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The ABC Philosophy
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. is the voice of the merit shop in the construction industry. We accept the responsibility for making that voice heard. We believe the merit shop movement is a movement for the betterment of the individual... the construction industry... and the nation.
Built on Merit, Performance & Integrity.
Become an Apprentice
Have you been dreaming of a better career? Now's the time to make that happen!
ABC of Indiana/Kentucky's Apprenticeship Program:
Is Certified by the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and by the National Center for Construction Education & Research.
Graduates receive their Journeyworker's card after completing the curricula & 8000 hours of on-the-job learning (OJLs).
Apprentices have the option to receive an Associate's Degree of Applied Science from Vincennes University.
Hear Their Stories
Hear first-hand accounts from trained professionals in the field.
Find out who they are & how they got started in their trade of choice.
Gain motivation to get started on your career path today!
Boilermaker, Bricklayer, Building Maintenance Repairer, Carpenter (Construction), Cement Mason, Construction Craft Labor, Electrician, Electronic Systems Technician, Glazier, Heating and Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer, Insulation Worker, Line Erector, Metal Building Assembler, Millwright, Operating Engineer, Painter, Pipefitter, Plumber, Roofer, Sheet Metal Worker, Sprinkler Fitter (Pipefitter) & Welder.
How do I enroll? +
Call (800)333-9844 and ask to speak with someone about our apprenticeship program.
Where can I train? +
ABC offers many training facilities throughout Indiana & Kentucky. In Indiana, facilities include Indianapolis, Muncie, Lafayette, Ft. Wayne, Elkhart, Columbus, Sellersburg & Logansport. In Kentucky, facilities include Louisville, Lexington & Bowling Green.
How often do classes meet? +
Some classes meet one-night per week for four-hours with a three-hour online component per week. Classes without the online component meet two-nights per week. It takes two to four years to complete the training (length depends on specific trade). Apprentices have the option of obtaining an Associates Degree from Vincennes University during this time as…
What are the prerequisites? +
You only need a high school diploma or GED and proof of your age.
Why choose an apprenticeship? +
Apprenticeship is a formal training program in which an employer and employee agree to participate. The employee (the apprentice) learns a craft while earning income through a combination of on-the-job learning and classroom instruction. It is a proven way to become a craft professional!
Take the first step towards an exciting career in the
construction industry! Contact us to get started!