Help your high school students succeed

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

Think your high schooler would benefit from our student apprenticeships:

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

We’re finding that a lot of people aren’t aware of how ABC can expand opportunities for students.

In a nutshell, we help students train for a high-wage career, transform their interests into marketable skills, and triumph as professionals in the construction industry. This expands their options after graduation — they can go on to a four-year college, start a great career, or complete additional training. Students can earn industry-recognized, nationally portable credentials through our flexible craft and safety training, delivered both online and on the job by certified instructors. And at ABC, many students can learn and earn to fast-track their career with little to no debt!

As a respected national association, ABC has been setting the standard for performance, safety, and integrity in the construction industry since 1950, and we’re not about to stop now.

We believe in building people through the merit shop philosophy: that projects and personal advancement should be awarded based on performance, skill, and achievement. We put people in control of their own destiny — and with scholarships, national competitions, task-oriented learning, networking opportunities, and more, we help them reach their goals.

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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