Craft Training

ABC is an Accredited Sponsor of the NCCER Process

As an accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) craft training process, we are working to implement a nationally recognized and standardized craft training process for members' existing employees and new hires.  The goal is an industry supported, standardized, accredited craft training process that offers a clearly defined career path that will attract and retain a high caliber of workers.

ABC has all the tools needed. The material is available in a "modular" format which allows the development of customized programs to meet your specific needs. ABC is ready, willing and able to assist your craft training needs. 
 

Craft training is available for various skill in the following trades:

All ABC Training begins with learning the Core Skills of the industry. However, before beginning your craft training, taking such high school courses as English, Algebra, Geometry, Mechanical Drawing, and Blueprint Reading would be great benefit.

At ABC, your craft training will begin with learning the core skills that provide the foundation needed to work for all the other crafts in the NCCER curriculum. These skills include: Math, Basic Communication, Introduction to Blueprint Reading, the proper use of Power Tools, and Especially Safety. Once you've mastered the Core Skills, it's time to begin the courses related to your specific craft. All of the courses combine learning in the classroom with hands-on training, and most will require a commitment to learning in the future-or what we call "Lifelong Learning." The following is a look at some of the most popular construction crafts across the country.
Carpenters cut, fit, and join wood, metal, concrete, plastics, and composites of multiple materials. They construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures, and are employed in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the construction industry. Depending on the type of work and the employer, carpenters may specialize in one or two activities or may be required to know how to perform many different tasks. Each task is somewhat different, but generally involves the same basic steps. Working from blueprints, carpenters first do a layout – measuring, marking, and arranging materials, in accordance with local building codes. Using a variety of hand/power tools such as chisels, planes, saws, drills, and sanders, carpenters cut and shape the materials, then join them with nails, screws, staples or adhesives. Finally, they check the accuracy of their work with levels, rules, plumb bobs, framing squares, or electronic versions of these tools, and make necessary adjustments. Carpenters work closely with other construction craft professionals, and together, build the infrastructure to make our community a better place to live. Carpentry is challenging and satisfying work. No two days are ever the same, and the job site changes every day as well. It can be physically challenging, requiring prolonged standing, lifting, climbing, bending and kneeling. Many carpenters work indoors, but for those working outdoors the weather conditions may be variable.
Electricians deliver electricity to our apartments, condominiums, and homes we live in. They install the electrical systems required for stores, restaurants, schools, churches, doctor’s offices, hospitals, airports, factories, and industrial plants. They also repair and upgrade these systems in existing buildings or those being remodeled. Electricians work closely with other construction craft professionals, and together, build the infrastructure to make our community a better place to live. Electricians need to have a good mechanical ability, work well with other craft professionals, interpret Blueprints, bend and install conduit systems, install and terminate wiring systems, install lighting fixtures, install motors or motorized equipment, install emergency generator systems, understand electrical circuitry, understand Power Distribution systems, test Electrical systems, diagnose and repair electrical problems, direct and train future electricians.
Heavy Equipment Operators (HEOs) use machinery to move construction materials, earth and other heavy materials at construction sites, offshore oil rigs and in the mining industry. Heavy Equipment Operators, HEO is divided into dirt and hook. Dirt work refers to the operation of a variety of specialized equipment to excavate, grade and prepare land for building roads, structures, and bridges or for digging trenches to lay/repair pipelines. Dirt HEOs also spread asphalt and concrete for road construction or for building of foundations. 

Hook or Crane work refers to the operation of a variety of specialized equipment capable of lifting hundreds of tons of materials (hanging from a hook) to heights of several hundred feet. Modern cranes are computerized and utilize joysticks to control movement. HEOs must set up and inspect their equipment, make adjustments to improve job safety and machinery performance, and make minor repairs to the equipment at times. The equipment is operated by moving levers, foot pedals, switches or joysticks. 

Technology, in the form of computerized controls, improved hydraulics and electronics, requires highly-skilled operators, (As an example, Global Positioning Systems are used for grading and leveling work.) HEOs work outdoors, in all types of climates and conditions. The weather or stage of the project may require equipment operators to work irregular hours (around the clock/very early in morning or late at night).

Some equipment can be noisy, shake, and jolt the operator. Operating the equipment can be dangerous, making the adherence to safety procedures imperative for the operator’s safety as well as all personnel on site. 

Working in this field requires a basic knowledge of engine mechanics; courses in science and mechanical drawing are also helpful. HEOs often obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) so as to haul equipment to the various job sites.
Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts.  In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.  Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, construction, and maintenance.

There are several different types of welding, from arc welding to semi-automatic welding to fully automated welding. Training is necessary, as the welder works with equipment which carries a strong electrical current, and safety is an important issue.  In addition, some understanding of the basic concepts of metallurgy, blueprint reading and specifications are important to know.   A welder’s work is commonly reviewed by non-destructive testing, as these tests can determine the quality of the weld and the welder’s skill and competency level. 

All ABC training begins with learning the Core Skills of the industry.

At ABC, your craft training will begin with learning the core skills that provide the foundation needed to work for all the other crafts in the NCCER curriculum. These skills include: Math, Basic Communication, Introduction to Blueprint Reading, the proper use of Power Tools, and Especially Safety. Once you've mastered the Core Skills, it's time to begin the courses related to your specific craft. All of the courses combine learning in the classroom with hands-on training, and most will require a commitment to learning in the future-or what we call "Lifelong Learning." The following is a look at some of the most popular construction crafts across the country.

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