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ABC of Greater TN Construction Trades Academy Knoxville




Cement & Brick/Block Masons

Rough Carpenters

Crane and Tower Operators

Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers



HVAC Mechanics and Installers

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Heavy Equipment Operators

Industrial Machinery Mechanics





Pile-Driver Operators


Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers


Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Surveying Technicians


Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Tile and Marble Setters

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers


Sheet Metal Workers

about the training

One of the questions you need to ask yourself after high school is what am I going to pay for my education in my chosen career. One of the first major stepping stones in a construction career is becoming a journeyman. Likewise, there are a variety of paths to get there. Let’s take the electrical trade as an example. Did you know choosing the ABC apprentice path will result in you earning twice as much during your electrical apprentice period than going the community college route? These are important questions you need to evaluate when you are choosing which education path to go down? Do your research and compare, you will find will find that becoming an ABC apprentice is the best path to choose.

ABC Greater TN Chapter provides the Department of Labor approved Mike Holt Electrical curriculum. Mike Holt Enterprises, has been serving the electrical industry for over 40 years, creating and publishing books, DVDs, online training and curriculum support for electrical trainers, students, organizations, and electrical professionals. We also utilize the DOL accredited NCCER curriculum for our other trades. Upon completion, you will receive a ABC Greater Tennessee Construction Trades Academy certification. MISSION To build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce of craft professionals VISION To be universally recognized by industry and government as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for construction and maintenance craft professionals

This curriculum is taught in a classroom setting by instructors that are currently practicing their trade in the field. FUTURE ADVANCEMENT
Our employers believe in the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and the free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit. That means they promote biased upon merit and they don’t rely on seniority as must union based shops do. Did you know over 83% of the construction industry workers choose not to work for union shops! Nor is your work experience limited by strict work rules. The point being that as you acquire different skill sets that makes you more valuable. Let’s face it the world is changing rapidly and every career field is to! So choose to be with an outfit that wants to keep up! If you desire to learn more about the merit shop philosophy & values you can go to www.abc.org

application process

Contacting the program directly is the first step to starting your journey toward a successful career in the trades. By reaching out to the program, you can learn more about the program requirements, the application process, and the various trades that are available for apprenticeships. Many programs are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, the industry, and what you can expect from your apprenticeship and any available scholarships. They can also provide you with guidance and support as you navigate the application process, ensuring that you are fully prepared to begin your training. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a career-changer, or someone looking to advance your existing career, contacting a skilled trades apprenticeship program is a crucial step towards achieving your career goals. Don’t delay. Contact the program directly is the first step to starting your journey towards a successful career in the trades.

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