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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.