CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
Each person that enters the industry is on the path to earning a competitive salary, learning a new skill and building America. Click here to learn about different craft areas and how to start your career in construction.
CHAPTER TRAINING: THE PLACE TO START
Tens of thousands of apprentices and craft students train in more than 20 construction crafts through a national ABC network of 69 chapter offices across the country.
Since developing the "Wheels of Learning" craft training curricula in the 1980's, ABC has become the world leader in craft training in the merit shop construction industry. ABC Texas Gulf Coast delivers training through it's educational affiliate Merit Shop Training, Inc. (MSTI) in partnership with Brazosport College to deliver NCCER Curriculum.
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Curriculum, is competency-based, task-driven, modular craft training curricula based on today's construction industry practices. Local Industry in the Brazosport area recognizes NCCER Credentials, and there are multiple pathways to earn NCCER Certification in a variety of crafts. No matter your circumstances or your age, craft training provides a pathway to a lucrative career. Stop by Merit Shop Training, Inc. (MSTI) located in the same building with ABC Texas Gulf Coast and Brazosport Safety Council. We can give you the information you need for NCCER Certification. Or you may call us at (979) 233-1616 for information.
High school students in Brazoria County have the opportunity to earn NCCER Credentials in local high school CTE Programs. From construction craft training to agricultural mechanics to instrumentation and process technology, there are many career clusters and pathways students can choose that will result in lucrative careers in our local area. Students are able to earn while they learn, and not accumulate excessive student loan debt. Additionally, ABC Texas Gulf Coast awards scholarships each year for students studying construction at Brazosport College.
FOR VETERANS AND ADULTS
- NCCER offers credit to veterans for their military experience. The Hard Hat Heroes program converts military experience into an NCCER transcript that can be built upon to earn industry certification.
- MSTI's long-time training partner Brazosport College offers many programs to assist adults in securing NCCER certifications required to be placed in construction careers. Many offer financial assistance.
- For employees of ABC Member Companies, a discounted tuition rate is available allowing adults to earn while they learn and become proficient journeymen in their crafts at an accelerated rate.
- For craftsmen working in construction, MSTI is an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center. We offer Knowledge Assessments to certify journeymen in their crafts. Study Hall is available to prepare for assessment.
FOR JOB SEEKERS
The Gulf Coast Petrochemical Industry offers many opportunities for careers. Visit Petrochem's website for information about companies hiring now. ABC Member Companies are local construction related firms that also hire for work done at local petrochemical sites. Connect with ABC Sponsoring companies at abctxgulfcoast.org and begin your career in construction today!