Are you a high school student?

ABC is the world leader in apprenticeship and craft training in the merit shop construction industry.

High School Apprenticeships:

Through ABCIL and our Learn Your Trade program, you will have the opportunity to complete an entire coursework around exactly what your passionate about and interested in.

If you’re ready to advance your career in the exciting world of construction, you’re ready for ABC!

As a national association, we’ll help you train for a high-wage career, transform your interests into marketable skills, and triumph as a professional in the construction industry. We’ve been setting the standard for performance, safety, and integrity in the construction industry since 1950 — and we’re not about to stop now.

At ABC, you’ll get full access to our flexible craft and safety training, delivered online and on the job by certified instructors. The industry-recognized, nationally portable credentials you’ll earn will prepare you for a high-wage, high-demand position. And the best part? You can complete your hands-on training and fast-track your career with little to no debt!

We believe in building people through the merit shop philosophy: that projects and personal advancement should be awarded based on performance, skill, and achievement. You’re in control of your own destiny — and with scholarships, national competitions, task-oriented learning, networking opportunities, and more, we’ll help you reach your goals. It’s time to achieve the construction career and successful lifestyle you want. So go ahead. Merit it at ABC!

Here’s a snapshot of the average hourly income for tradesmen supplied by:

  • Electrician – $27.76
  • Carpenter – $26.04
  • HVAC Technician- $25.01
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – $29.37
  • Plumber – $24.92

Call us today at 847-709-2960, or fill out the form on the right and we will contact you ASAP to get you started!

If you are not in Illinois, you can also contact your local ABC Chapter for information in your area on training and job opportunities.  There are 75 ABC Chapters nationwide; you can find a complete listing at

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