Merit Shop Training, Inc. (MSTI) is the educational affiliate of ABC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.   MSTIs mission is to provide a highly qualified workforce for local industry and contractor members.



MSTI is the educational affiliate of ABC Texas Gulf Coast, is an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor and Assessment Center with the ability to deliver credentials through craft training, written assessments and performance verifications. NCCER training and certification is available for many crafts. See the printable 2019 MSTI Craft Training Catalog, or click the Course Description below for additional information. MSTI also offers NCCER Assessments.

MSTI Classes

Course Description                        Day(s)  Time(s)  Frequency  Contact # 
Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Rigger Classes  2 - 3 Days  7:00 am - 4:00 pm As Requested 979-824-7369 
Construction Site Safety Technician  M/W  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Year Round 979-824-7370 
Electrical Continuing Education Class * 3rd TH of Month   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Year Round 979-824-7370 
ICTP Training & Certification 2 Days  8:00 am - 4:00 pm As Requested  979-824-7365 
Project Management M/W or T/TH  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Year Round  979-824-7370
Project Supervision M/W or T/TH  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Year Round  979-824-7370 

MSTI is committed to workforce development and offers scholarships each year to area high schools. This scholarship is provided through Brazosport College  our 40+ year partner, for students wishing to study crafts or other construction related fields.

* February 2019 there will also be a daytime Electrical CE Class from 8:00 am-noon.

Craft Training at Brazosport College

MSTI offers NCCER training and Certification for many crafts. Much of the training is done in partnership with our 40+ year partner, Brazosport College. ABC Members and their employees are eligible for tuition discounts if they register through MSTI.  Fall & Spring Semester courses are available in the areas below: 

 • Automotive Mechanic
• Construction Management
• Electrical
• Engineering Graphics & Design
• HVAC
• Instrumentation
• Machine Tools 
• Millwright
• Pipefitting 
• Safety Health & Environmental Mgmt. 
• Welding