ABA Education Trust Fund

ABA Education Trust Fund

Apprenticeship is a proven industry-based learning system that combines on-the-job experience with technical training to provide a certified journey worker. An apprentice is a worker who learns a craft through planned, supervised On-the-Job-Training (OJT) in conjunction with receiving planned, related technical instruction in a classroom setting.

The ABA Education Trust Fund provides formal apprenticeship training in many programs that are registered and approved by:

  • The US Department of Labor
  • State of Arizona Apprenticeship
  • National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER)

In the ABA Education Trust Fund Program, you earn while you learn.   When you begin your apprenticeship, the starting wage is generally about 50% of the journeyworker rate and increases as you satisfactorily progress in the program. Upon program completion, you receive an Arizona Journeymen’s Card.

The ABA Education Trust Fund Program runs on a philosophy that encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach.  This ideology gives workers the opportunity to develop their skills and find work based solely on their individual merit, regardless of labor affiliation, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

For questions or assistance please contact the ABA Office at 602.274.8222 or check out the Apprenticeship page at www.azbuilders.org.