Colorado Springs, CO – On Friday, November 16th, three ABC member companies joined forces to teach more than 50 high school students about job opportunities in the construction industry available to them after graduation. Heating and Plumbing Engineers (HPE), a full-service commercial heating and plumbing company in Colorado Springs, hosted the event for National Apprenticeship Week, along with Encore Electric and White Construction Group.
As the construction industry continues to grow in Colorado Springs, so does the need for a skilled work force, which is why ABC is supporting our members on local efforts to educate students and the public on the incredible opportunities available to them in the trades. More than 50 students from Atlas Prep, Mitchell High School and Calhan High School attended the event where they rotated through 6 different stations and participated in a variety of hands-on activities and influential discussions with industry professionals. These stations included a copper brazing station, welding station and a sheet metal station hosted by HPE, a general contracting booth hosting by White Construction Group, an electrical contracting booth hosted by Encore Electric and a career panel where representatives from each trade answered questions and shared valuable information about their own career paths and experiences.
At ABC, we believe in building people through the merit shop philosophy: that projects and personal advancement should be awarded based on performance, skill and achievement. Which is why we are proud to support our members doing their part to train craft and management professionals through innovative apprenticeship programs to build a safe, skilled and productive workforce. To learn more about what ABC is doing to BUILD THE FUTURE that will BUILD AMERICA, visit https://workforce.abc.org