Workforce Development

Training America's next generation of skilled construction craft professionals.

Construction Workforce Development in Ohio

Education and Training

ABC Central Ohio is a leader in continuing education for the construction industry, as well as apprenticeship and craft training for merit shop contractors in the state. ABC Central Ohio delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers.


Every year ABC Central Ohio trains over 250 individuals in more than a dozen trades. Our apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (OATELS) and the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council (OSAC). The program is open to all individuals who meet basic requirements.

Ohio Construction Institute

In a major partnership, Zane State College and ABC have created unique programs called the Ohio Construction Institute (OCI) to help enrolled apprentices and craft trainees reach their career goals.  Students will earn 29 required college credit hours as part of their apprenticeship training.

Continuing Education

Personal development and continuing education unit (CEU) classes are held throughout the year, as well as through online webinars, to assist companies and individuals in upgrading their skills that are associated with everyday tasks and maintaining state license requirements.

Project Management Institute

The ABC Project Management Institute is 80 hours of instruction in two non-concurrent 40-hour sessions with an interim period between classes for applied assignments and reporting.

ABC Workforce Conference

Held each spring, the ABC Workforce Conference offers construction industry professionals resources, insight and the chance to network with their peers and industry executives. With five different education tracks, attendees can select a track that best fits their role in the industry, or select sessions from across each track to mold your own unique education experience.

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