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What ABC Offers Its Members
Construction Training Programs
Apprenticeship, Certification, Continuing Education and Craft Training
State and Federally Approved Apprenticeship Programs:
Electrician Inside Wireman
Electronic Systems Technician/Voice Data Video (Low Voltage)
State Approved Electrician Certification Trainee Program
Instructor Certification Training Program
Plumbing Craft Training Program
ABC SoCal is an accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). All curricula are nationally certified. You can view curricula at
At ABC, our training programs can:
Improve and upgrade the quality of your workforce.
Help you comply with prevailing wage requirements.
Train skilled craftspersons for the future of your business.
Reduce turnover, injuries and absenteeism.
Lower your project costs.
Secure your labor force for the future.
Save you money by allowing you the opportunity to pay apprentices a percentage of the journeyman wage while they receive on-the-job-training.
You get a lower payroll cost, reduced taxes, and other rates and fees at a lower rate. Add it up: ABC's training program can improve your overall profit margin and help you train your skilled craftworkers of the future!
What are the requirements to employ and train apprentices through ABC?
Be an ABC member in good standing. Membership fees are offset by reduced labor costs and increased productivity.
Be a California Licensed Contractor.
Agree to train in compliance with ABC Apprenticeship Standards.
Complete a Training Contribution Agreement, a Health Contribution Agreement and submit appropriate training contributions.
Be approved to train by the appropriate ABC Apprenticeship Committee.
Industry Assessment Testing
For Evaluating Journey-level Knowledge and Skills
Abnormal Operating Conditioning
Core: Introductory Craft Skills*
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
And many more…
* Available in Spanish
Gas and Liquid
Pipeline Assessments are created in conjunction with API to qualify pipeline personnel under the Department of Transportation's (DOT) regulation for Pipeline Operator Qualification.
Assessment Testing page
Group Medical/Dental/Vision/Chiropractic Programs
State and Federal Public Works Approved Training Trusts
Financial Legal Assistance Available
Jobsite Labor Dispute Assistance
Chapter Legal Rights and Strategies Committee
Labor Relations Job Site
Free Hour of Consultation with Legal Council
Full-time Government Affairs Director on Staff
Fight Anti-Business Project Labor Agreements (PLA)
Testimony to Congress and State Agencies
State and National Legislative Conferences
State ABC Legislative Advocate
Grass Roots Lobby Network
Chapter Legislative Committee
Local, State and National Political Action Committees
Annual Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide
Contractors Referral Service
National Construction Awards of Excellence
ABC National Publications
Accredited Quality Contractors Program
Member Insurance Programs
Strong Carrier Relationships & Continuous Rate Stability make our Benefit Trust Program more competitive than ever before! West Coast Group Benefits, the managing broker for the ABC SoCal Benefit Trust Fund, is a full-service, professional health and commercial insurance brokerage.
West Coast Group Benefits
10809 Thornmint Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA92127
Senior Vice President
Group HMO & PPO
Dental HMO & PPO Plans
Group Vision Benefits
Life and AD&D
Employers may cover all employees or hourly field employees only
No pre-existing condition limitations on HMO medical plans
Features Holiday / Vacation pay benefits plan
California Member Pension Program Enrolled firms receive COBRA Administration
HIPAA compliance and a dedicated account manager all at no additional charge
Bona fide plan for Federal Davis Bacon & State of California prevailing wage work.