There are plenty of great paying careers in the construction industry. Here’s why you should consider the trades. Video presented by Careers in Construction Committee.

ABC joins apprenticeship grant with Department of Education

ABC Delaware has been asked to join as a partner with the Department of Education in pursuing a Youth Apprenticeship grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Delaware’s application will focus on the coordination and expansion of the youth and registered apprenticeship system for skilled trades occupations and create an apprenticeship innovation fund. Specifically, the grant will

  • Align/create youth apprenticeship programs focused on skilled trades across our three (3) vo-tech school districts, Del Tech, and our prison education system;
  • Engage a number of employer associations (ABC, DCA, AFL-CIO), plus 5 or 6 employers to start) to support curriculum development/coursework and engage their employer members to register youth apprentices and expand pre-apprenticeship programs; and
  • Create an apprenticeship innovation fund to scale youth and registered apprenticeship programs and employer participation in the existing system and in non-traditional fields and occupations, e.g. IT and hospitality/tourism.

The grant submission deadline is May 4, 2020. We will keep everyone updated on the progress of the grant.

ABC Delaware supports careers in construction

The ABC Delaware Careers in Construction Committee has been busy this fall, supporting schools in a variety of ways to help students learn more about careers in construction. Most recently, committee members manned tables at the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District Open House on November 6 for middle school students and their parents. Additionally, many ABC Delaware members had their vehicles parked in front of the schools to show attendees the companies where students can possibly work.

“Thanks to the committee members who turned out last Sunday to help, and most especially to all the companies who had their vehicles parked at the schools,” said ABC Delaware Careers in Construction Committee Chairman John Johnson. “The show of support was great and really helps to get our message out to students considering careers in construction.”

Scenes from Vo-Tech Open House