ABC of Metro Washington founded ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT), a separate 501(c)(3) organization, to help its members and the merit shop construction community create a qualified workforce now and into the future. Construction craft training increases productivity and safety, and gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means.
(For information on Maryland and DC apprenticeship requirements, contact Director of Government Affairs Bob Zinsmeister.)
CTT offers apprenticeship and construction craft training in carpentry, concrete form building, drywall, electrical, HVAC, structural ironwork, masonry, painting, plumbing, reinforcing ironwork, sheet metal, and sprinkler fitting. by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council, District of Columbia Apprenticeship and Training Council, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Veterans Administration. For a comprehensive course catalog, please visit this link.
CTT's instructors are NCCER-certified and are professionals in their trade. They use the standardized "Contren Learning Series" curriculum that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on lab experience. For more information on the curriculums, check out the syllabus for each trade or visit NCCER's website. For information on specialized training or trades not covered please contact Jason Roberts.
In Construction Orientation and Readiness Education, known as C.O.R.E., students receive an introduction to the trades and training in construction math, safety, hand tools, power tools, green building, blueprint reading, and communication skills. They also will complete their OSHA 10-hour certification.
Find the next scheduled C.O.R.E. Class on our Events Calendar.
"Shapiro & Duncan relies on ABC of Metro Washington to train our apprentices, and they don't let us down. Their nationally accredited and state and federally approved program turns out craftsmen that are among the best in the industry . ABC's commitment to quality craft training proves that they understand the importance of building a workforce for the future. Without ABC's craft training program, Shapiro & Duncan wouldn't be where it is today!"
Sheldon Shapiro, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.