Earn While You Learn

The average college graduate is tens of thousands of dollars in debt and many are left searching for a job after getting their degree. On the flip side, an ABC San Diego apprentice will have no student loan debt and will have already been working for their employer for multiple years.

Room For Advancement

A career in construction is anything but a dead-end job. From graduating high school to retirement, there are numerous ways to move up the career ladder. In fact, many top-ranking executives at ABC San Diego member companies started in the apprenticeship program. Anyone looking for a job that can turn into a career should look no further than the construction industry.

Jobs Are Available… Now and Later.

The skills gap is a real problem facing contractors today. There are simply not enough skilled workers to fill the jobs that are currently available. In the next few years, the construction industry will need as many as two million new craft professionals to fill the jobs available. While others struggle to find work, you can start your career in one of the most in-demand fields in the country.

Pride In Craftsmanship

While many people turn off their computer at the end of a mundane workday, those in the construction industry face new challenges every time they step on the jobsite. Those in the construction industry also get a sense of accomplishment as the structure they are working on is completed. Just imagine how it would feel to drive by a building and tell a friend or family member, “I built that.”

A Career For Life

Construction is one of the largest industries in the country, and it is not going away anytime soon. As long as people need homes, schools, hospitals and more, the construction industry will exist. Additionally, a job in construction will never be outsourced. While other jobs may be shipped overseas, it is impossible to build a skyscraper in China and send it to California.

Why Train With ABC San Diego

ABCSD wants to help you plan and realize your goals. Apprenticeship training gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means. 

Advantages include:

  • Income. Paid on-the-job training with periodic pay increases.
  • Employment. Continue working throughout your apprenticeship.
  • Health Benefits. Family medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • College Credits. Earn college degree credits through Chabot College.
  • Free Tuition. There are no tuition fees for apprentices. The only costs are class textbooks and the required tools for your trade.
  • Certification. Receive completion certificates from the State of California, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.
  • Recognition. Life-long job mobility through a nationally recognized certification program of your skills.
  • Job security. Skilled construction workers are in high demand.
  • Job satisfaction. It is rewarding to see your skills in a finished structure and to be part of a construction team.
  • Mobility. Skills that you can take anywhere and find work.

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With an apprenticeship,
you start with a job and
build a career