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Another State Senate Committee Ignores Compelling Testimony

4/12/2018 2:05 PM
Another State Senate Committee Ignores Compelling Testimony Is Senate Bill 825 greased for passage regardless of its manifest flaws? LIVERMORE, Calif., April 12, 2018—The following statement was issued by Michele Daugherty, President and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter of Northern California, following yesterday’s 4-1 passage of Senate Bill 825 by the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee. “Our hope for the thousands of construction-industry small businesses and their employees, many of whom are veterans, women, minorities, and the formerly incarcerated looking to succeed at life on the outside, is that the full California Senate truly listens to the compelling testimony about the harm Senate Bill 825 will do if it becomes law. Testimony that two of its committees seems to have willfully ignored. At some point, good public policy has to rise above the bidding on behalf of narrow special interests.” Background Senate Bill 825 would require t ... Read the rest of entry »

Let’s Tip Our Hats to the Hard Hats During “Careers in Construction Month” By Michele Daugherty

10/12/2017 9:11 AM
By: Michele Daugherty President & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Thursday, October 12th, 2017 The Legislature has adjourned for the year and Governor Brown has until this Friday to decide on the remaining stack of bills that have arrived on his desk. If last year, policy-wise, was considered the “Year of the Highway” with marked transportation reforms, 2017 has clearly been regarded as the “Year of Hammer to Nail,” with great focus and emphasis on building (or rebuilding) homes, structures and cities across the Golden State. ABC Northern California (ABC NorCal) represents more than 500 construction and contractor member companies and their employees, spanning 48 counties in the state, all of whom play a vital role in literally creating a foundation, high paying jobs and economic growth in our communities. As our organization commemorates “Careers in Construction Month” during October, we take a moment to tip ou ... Read the rest of entry »

Linden HS Construction Technology Students visited ABC NorCal's Apprenticeship Programs

11/15/2016 3:21 PM
ABC NorCal Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week: 
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Seven apprentices "bring it" at the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition

11/9/2015 12:09 PM
Seven ABC NorCal apprentices brought their "A" game to the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition last Saturday: Jacob Hagan (Carpentry), Miguel Villa, (Carpentry), Nathan Juarez, (Electrical), Seth Lewis (Electrical), Varun Ram, (Electrical), Rudy Sanchez (Electrical) and Sean Zeigler (Electrical). 
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ABC NorCal 2015 Craft Competition Who's Who

10/23/2015 9:07 AM
In two weeks, on November 7, seven ABC NorCal apprentices will contend in a grueling battle of skill - the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition. And the competitors are...


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Meet our scholarship winners: Fabian and Mike

9/23/2015 6:44 PM
The Build Your Future scholarships support aspiring craft professionals who will go on to be the future leaders of the construction industry. Thanks to a new partnership this year with Associated Builders and Contractors, Build Your Future and the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation, these scholarships are now open to ABC apprentices across the nation. 
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The 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition is coming!

9/11/2015 1:15 AM
The road to the ABC National Craft Championships starts with a local craft competition in Livermore. On November 7, our talented electrical and carpentry apprentices will compete for top honors and the chance to showcase their skills at the national competition in Ft. Lauderdale in March 2016. 
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A Labor Day tip to those looking for a rewarding career

9/2/2015 1:42 PM
Labor Day is a day of tribute to American workers of all professions. It also marks the beginning of the new school year, when many students begin thinking about their future career paths. If you’re looking for a rewarding career, here’s a tip: consider building your future in construction. 
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The happiest employees on Earth

5/21/2015 6:52 PM
The other day I stumbled across a great blog post by Garret Murai of Wendel, Rosen, Black and Dean, LLP (thank you Garret) and found that it made a great case for getting into construction. Today I am going to borrow some of that content now to help persuade those “on the fence” about applying to our Apprenticeship Programs that apprenticeship really can open doors to the life you want.
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The 3 most commonly asked questions by apprenticeship program applicants

5/3/2015 2:49 PM
May is here and it's officially what we like to call our summer intake month! Construction is back in a big way and  we are recruiting heavily for our apprenticeship programs in anticipation of an extremely busy summer season. If you have ever considered becoming an apprentice, now is THE PERFECT time to do it. You will earn, learn and literally build your future.

We get a lot of questions about the application process and wanted to share the top three just case you might have them too.
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