Apprenticeship/Craft Training


ABC of Western PA's APPRENTICESHIP is a 4 year program combining 144 instructional hours per year and 8,000 total On The Job training hours which are logged by an apprentice employer and entered into the Pennsylvania State Apprenticeship System by ABC. 

ABC maintains and updates its Standards of Apprenticeship with the Department of Labor (DOL) on a yearly basis. Graduates of the Apprenticeship Program earn NCCER certification in their craft along with a Pennsylvania recognized Journeyman license. Our flexible, affordable craft and safety education leads to industry-recognized, national credentials for today’s leading construction positions. Together, we help individuals pursue meaningful careers that advance their potential and build strong communities.


Founded in 1991 by ABC and leading contractors, NCCER is the industry’s source for craft education, assessment and certification. Today, NCCER develops standardized curricula and industry-recognized, portable credentials for more than 70 crafts that have been used in all 50 states and in 20 countries. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.

Craft Training

ABC of Western PA's CRAFT TRAINING is available to students who are not currently working in construction. Students will earn 144 hours of NCCER curriculum alongside our registered apprentices. Once a student is employed in their craft, they can begin logging "On The Job" hours through our Standards of Apprenticeship if they wish to pursue a Journeyman license.

WHERE: At locations to be announced at a future date.

WHEN: Students meet two nights a week (the same two nights all year) from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.