Workforce Development

Workforce Development 

ABC of Alabama truly understands that any construction company is only as strong as their workforce. Every statistic that we have gathered clearly shows a huge decline in construction workforce and also clearly documents a shortage for the next 3 to 5 years, this is why you will find workforce development at the forefront of ABC’s agenda. Someone in the state of Alabama clearly must take a leadership role in maneuvering through the various workforce development efforts throughout Alabama and find a solution that works, a solution that produces apprentices and craftsmen for the future. ABC is that Association. Along with the apprenticeship and craft training aspects of workforce development, ABC of Alabama also concentrates on professional management education and an exclusive Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC) program. We encourage you to learn more by browsing this site or contacting our office.
Apprenticeship and Craft Training

Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama
is an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center.








CEFA, The Construction Education Foundation of Alabama
, is the training organization created and founded by the three leading construction associations in the state; Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) as well as many contractors across the state. These organizations and companies support the NCCER based training provided by CEFA. CEFA was formed with the two main goals in mind. 1. To create an organization that would provide quality, craft specific standardized training to individuals entering and currently working in the construction industry. 2. To Address the industry’s concern of a future trained workforce.


The Alabama Workforce Training Center provides training for the manufacturing and construction industries in the Birmingham and Central Alabama area. Trainees are existing employees of companies who desire to advance their skills. The ultimate purpose is to provide specific skill training to the employees and to help maintain an adequately trained workforce for the manufacturing and construction industries.

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Upcoming Events

116 Graduating Seniors - Ready for Employment! April 3, 2019 - Open House - Meet Your Future Employees The Academy of Craft Training proudly presents over 100 graduatingseniors ready, willing and able to become your future employees! The most important and crucial component of the ACT model is Industry involvement and employment of students graduating from the ACT program.Please come be a part of this amazing opportunity for your company and for the careers of our outstanding students.   On April 3, 2019 the Academy of Craft Training will host an event for Industry to meet ACT’s 2019 graduating class.Each participating company will be provided a table and asked to bring up to five company representatives.Each company will be provided with a book of student profiles from the ACT instructors with each student’s information (trade, willing to travel, attitude, aptitude for craft/learning, etc.).The week following the event, interviews will be setup with participa...
Billy's Sports Bar, English Village (map)
This event is for YP members only. If you are interested in joining the young professionals group, contact jenny@abc-alabama.org.

Sponsored by: Bradley
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)
This monthly safety meeting is open to all active members.
Old Overton (map)
Enjoy a round of golf at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills. 

Hosted by the ABC Young Professionals Group.

Team Registration (4 person team) $1,000
April 24-25, 2019 - 10:00am-2:00pm Day 1 - Safety Academy Part 1 - The Road Map to World-class Safety · Dissatisfaction with Current Performance · Leadership Commitment · Cultural Transformation · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual Day 2- Safety Academy Part 2 - World Class Systems and Processes · World Class Results · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual · Best Practice Systems and Process · Balanced Scorecard  
The Club, Birmingham (map)
ON MAY 30TH, OUR 15TH ANNUAL SAFE DAY will be held at The Club in Birmingham at 11:00am. The Annual Safest in the Industry Awards will be honored during lunch. Safe Day helps bring safety awareness to the forefront of the construction industry. It is a known fact that this event not only recognizes excellence in safety, but that it also saves lives. There are no secrets in safety, and we believe this event will only enhance the event and highlight the excellent strides the construction industry has made in this arena. We are very excited once again to have excellent speakers, wonderful sponsors and ABC member companies in attendance to support and show their commitment to sending the industry’s craftsmen and women home safely to their families each day! Please join us on May 30th at The Club for Safe Day 2019!
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)
This monthly safety meeting is open to all active members. 
The Pearl Hotel (map)
Sunday, June 9 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception   Monday, June 10 8:30 am – 9:40 am Board of Directors Meeting /Breakfast 9:40 am – 9:50 am BREAK 9:50 am – 10:30 am Understanding Your Role as a Fiduciary in the 401(k) Space Presented by: Renasant Bank DINNER ON YOUR OWN 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Last Call Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: Harrison Construction Tuesday, June 11 8:30 am – 10:00 am University Trends / Upcoming Work  University of Alabama/Auburn University/UAB                                       10:00 am – 10:10 am BREAK  10:10 am – 11:00 am State/Federal Regulations & Briefing and Legislative Updat DINNER ON YOUR OWN 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Last Call Cocktail Reception&...
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)
This monthly safety meeting is open to all active members.
Day 1 - Safety Academy Part 1 - The Road Map to World-class Safety · Dissatisfaction with Current Performance · Leadership Commitment · Cultural Transformation · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual Day 2- Safety Academy Part 2 - World Class Systems and Processes · World Class Results · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual · Best Practice Systems and Process · Balanced Scorecard  
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)
This monthly meeting is open to all active members.