The ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship and Craft Training programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Students attend school on a flexible schedule and many ABC member employers pay students while they train.

ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship Trust is a state and federally approved apprenticeship program and offers the nationally recognized “Journeyman” credential in Electrical, Plumbing/Pipefitting, Carpentry, Masonry, Sheet Metal, Concrete and Sprinklerfitting. It is a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) sponsor.

Students receive on-the-job training while attending classes to learn the latest techniques and practical applications of their craft. The semesters run September to December (first semester) and January to April (second semester). After completing this program, students enter the job market as journey-level workers.


"The ABC Apprenticeship program has played a critical role in developing our apprentices into Journeyman. They’ve gained the knowledge and hands on skills needed to be successful in the field and have played an integral part in growing our organization and allowing us the opportunity to expand into different locations and markets. 

Additionally, the day training allows our apprentices to further their education and commitment to the trade while not interrupting their time with their family. This is critical since it supports our organizations culture and family philosophy. Our company has been able to successful retain graduates as a result of the commitment we show towards their education and career path and we are looking forward to the continued success of our future apprentices."

-Amanda Novak, Human Resources, The Tri-M Group LLC