Associated Builders & Contractors Nevada Chapter
President/CEO email@example.com 775-358-7888
Vice President of Education
Business Development Manager
Thank you for your interest in the ABC electrical apprenticeship program. In order to ensure you know as much about the program and process as possible, we have put together this hand-out. If you have any questions we have not addressed here, you can either call the office at 358-7888 or ask at your interview.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a major nonprofit construction industry trade associationwith a nationwide membership of 23,000 companies. We operate under the Merit Shop philosophy and strive to ensure that employment is based on ability rather than “union or non-union” affiliation.
Our electrical apprenticeship program is a 4-year state registered program. It consists of a full-time job with one of our member contractors in which you would obtain your on-the-job training (OJT) hours and classes 1 - 2 nights a week. Both components are required to be considered an indentured apprentice.
Today you will be filling out an application and taking a basic math test. Upon completion, you will be scheduled for an oral interview with 2 of our Apprenticeship Committee members. Everyone who applies will be given a total score based on their application, essay, math test and interview. For example – If we have 100 people apply and can accept 25 people into the program; we would go to the list of applicants (called the eligibility list) and take the top 25 scores.
A letter will be sent to all applicants within 30-45 days of your interview letting you know if you were accepted or not. If accepted, a pre-indenture drug screen must be passed and a mandatory orientation will be held. If you are not accepted, you will be placed on the eligibility list for further consideration for 2 years. You can request to be removed from the eligibility list at anytime. Be sure to keep your address, phone number and email current with our office during the entire process as we will send letters of acceptance as apprentices are needed.
If you are accepted into the program you will be responsible for purchasing your tools for work and textbooks for school. Tools will range any where from $350 - $450 and textbooks will be approximately $175 per year. An ABC representative can give you a list of required tools upon request. Also if accepted you will be required to sign a promissory note that states if you quit or are terminated from the program before it’s completion, you will be required to pay back the cost of the tuition paid by your contractor. It is very important you have reliable transportation if accepted as the classes are held at the ABC Reno Office and the job you are placed on could be anywhere in Northern Nevada including Elko or Ely and Northern California including Truckee.
Our member contractors do residential, commercial and industrial electrical work. You will be required to work for a member during your entire apprenticeship. One of our staff members will be in charge of placing you with a contractor for employment. The majority of work is outside year round and will include heavy lifting, digging, working at heights and job-site clean up. The minimum wage schedule is as follows: