Winter Institute Classes
ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship and Training Trust offers a wide range of educational opportunities to our members to assure all construction company employees are well-trained to meet the rigorous demands of our industry.
The winter session for Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC has already started and we are now planning for our 2018-19 classes. To see what the class schedule looked like for the 2017-18 school year, click here.
We also offer Welding training classes and have an upcoming class, which will be held next week.
Click here to register for the March Welding class.
Questions? Contact the Apprenticeship team at 515-985-1160.
Iowa Competitors Head to ABC National Craft Championships
ABC of Iowa's five first place winners from the ABC of Iowa 2017 Craft
Championships event (held this past December), as well as three competitors, employed and trained by ABC of Iowa member, Interstates Companies, will
be traveling to Long Beach for the ABC National Craft Championships,
held the week of March 19th.
These individuals will be among nearly 200 competitors in 15
competitions, representing 12 crafts. We are proud of these apprentices'
achievements, and we wish them the best of luck in the competition!
(L to R:)
ABC of Iowa
Nicholas Jones, Action Electrical Contracting, Inc.
Miguel Rios, Kline Electric
Michael Jensen, Camblin Mechanical, Inc.
Eli Hoyt, ACI Mechanical, Inc.
John Primakov, Primo Heating & Cooling
Learn more about this event here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates during the event!
of Northern Iowa (UNI) CM Team headed to ABC National Competition
students and a faculty advisor from the UNI Construction Management program are
currently prepping for the ABC National Construction Management Competition
taking place during ABC Convention, March 20 – 23, 2018.
The UNI team
will compete against other top construction management programs from across the
country in the competition being held in Long Beach, CA.
ABC's Construction Management Competition (CMC) is the
hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. In
addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, the competition
fosters an environment that will bring out the best in each team; encourage
dialogue among the students; and foster the team spirit as students rise to
meet this challenge. The CMC is designed to challenge construction knowledge,
time management, organizational and presentation skills. The competition
features teams of college and university students testing their project
management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills.
UNI at this year’s competition will be:
- Brett Steinkamp, Team Captain
- Cole Kass
- Will Poffenberger
- Blake Wolinski
- Garret Hotop
- Joshua Phifer
- Austin Maginnis, Faculty
six students were selected for the 2018 competition team through a two-step
process that involved responses to essay questions and in-person interviews
with representatives of ABC of Iowa and members of the UNI Construction
Management program faculty. ABC of Iowa thanks K & W Electric, Inc.
and Community Electric, Inc. for their support of this year’s UNI team at the
ABC National CMC.
The Status of Apprenticeship in 2018
There are 833 registered apprenticeship programs in the state of Iowa, and ABC of Iowa has the largest construction apprenticeship-training program in the state! And... we're growing!
Shown Left: With a record year for Apprenticeship Training & Trust, in order to accommodate the increasing trend of apprentices, ABC of Iowa has broken ground on an expansion of our Grimes Training Center. This 8,000 sq ft addition includes 4 new classrooms and an additional 4,000 sq ft of hands-on lab space. This addition is scheduled to be ready for Fall 2018 classes.
Shown Right: Our Davenport location opened in February for classes and currently offers two classrooms and a hands-on training lab.