Apprenticeship Requirements and Application
Minimum Applicant Qualifications:
Be 18 years of age or older
Be a high school graduate or possess a GED
Be a resident of the United States
Be physically capable of performing the tasks required by the trade (climbing ladders, carrying over 50 lbs., good hand-eye coordination, etc.)
Have reliable transportation
Be able to pass a drug screening and background check (these are employer requirements – ABC does not perform drug or background checks)
Required Documents to Submit:
Complete the written application (see link below)
3 letters of reference from non-family members dated within 6 months of your application (letters can come from friends, workmates, employers, teachers, etc., and must be signed by the person recommending you)
2 forms of identification (typically a driver’s license and social security card – see written application for details)
A copy of a high school diploma or GED
You will be required to take a NCCER Introduction to Construction Math Aptitude Test with ABC at our Training Facility. Please contact us to schedule a date and time to take the test.
Once you submit all the required documentation, we will schedule an interview with the ABC Interview and Disciplinary Committee. This is not a job interview but a review of eligibility for the program. An applicant must score a minimum of 60 points to be placed on the ranking list. Applicants are listed by score: highest to lowest.
Applicants receive points for education (a high school diploma or GED is 15 points); work experience specific to the trade requested; general construction experience and general work experience.
Applicants are rated on sincerity of interest (are they looking for a job, something they will ditch in a couple of months or are they looking for a career); commitment level; understanding of apprentice responsibilities (attending classes; passing tests; this can be a 4-year school commitment, etc.).
Applicants who receive at least 60 points are higher will receive a list of ABC sponsoring companies to apply for job openings.
ABCNM is not an employment agency nor is this a guarantee of employment.