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.  As an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, Accredited Assessment Center and Endorsed Site for Crane, Rigging, and Signal Person we are equipped to deliver the training you need. 
Craft and Pipeline Assessments may be scheduled by calling 979-824-7370.  NCCER Books are available for study in our Study Hall at $10/hour.  Contact us today to find out more about a training program customized to your needs, delivered at your site or ours, in a variety of construction crafts, pipeline, construction management and safety.

Training Available

MSTI, 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 am - 4 pm As Requested 979-824-7369
 Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Rigger
Refresher Training
9 hours   As Requested 979-824-7369
Construction Site Safety Technician  M/W  6 pm - 9 pm Year Round 979-824-7370
Electrical Continuing Education Class 
3rd Th/Month  5 pm - 9 pm Year Round 979-824-7370
ICTP Training & Certification 2 Days  8 am - 4 pm As Requested 979-824-7365
Project Management M/W or T/TH 6 pm - 9 pm  Year Round 979-824-7370
Project Supervision M/W or T/TH 6 pm - 9 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.


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
• Instrumentation
• Machine Tools 
• Millwright
• Pipefitting 
• Safety Health & Environmental Mgmt. 
• Welding