Training and Education Opportunities

Grand Rapids, MI

This week's Sexiest Job in Construction comes with a twist! We're featuring Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, which offers a wide rage of training programs where you can learn skills from craft to performance safety to professional management. ABC has become a leader in apprenticeship and craft training. Some of the offerings include:
Construction Core: A 72-hour program with 12 learning modules covering aspects of basic construction skills. Trainees who complete the certification will receive their OSHA 10 card, First Aid/CPR Card, and Rough Terrain Forklift License. They will be ready to work in the construction field with basic industry skills. 


  • OSHA 10-Hour Certification
  • Construction Math
  • Basic Commercial Drawing
  • Hand/Power Tools
  • Rigging
  • Material Handling
  • Scaffolding
  • Rough Terrain/Forklift
  • Lead Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Communication/Teamwork
  • First Aid/CPR

Plumbing Exam Prep Course:
Instructor - Bob Konyndyk
Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (pizza included)
October 16, October 23, October 30, and November 6, 2018

Location – ABC Western Michigan


  • Journey or Master Application Assistance
  • Insights into laws and codes related to the plumbing profession
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Related Plumbing Math
  • Main code study areas in the chapters and sections
  • Emphasis on thorough understanding of the code venting systems
  • Quizzes & Practice Exams
  • Handouts to aid students in later studies will be provided
  • Some homework will be provided to interested attendees
Ready to up your skillset?



A Good Job

Starts with a Great Education

Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC) is a statewide trade association dedicated to providing Michigan with high-quality, affordable, safe and on-time construction.

ABC has become the world leader in apprenticeship and craft training in the merit shop construction industry. Tens of thousands of apprentices and craft students train in more than 20 construction crafts through a national ABC network of 75 chapter offices across the country.