ABC welcomes George Lokken as our new Education Manager located in Knoxville. George will not only be running our Construction Trades Academy in Knoxville, but also will be serving as a carpentry instructor.
Last week 64 students celebrated their successes and graduated ABC's Trades Academy program. Former ABC Board Chairman, Governor Bill Lee, addressed the students and personally congratulated them for their decision to skill up and start a great career.
If you are interested in enrolling your employees in our Construction Trades Academy Program this year, contact Michele Correnti.
Event photos can be found online here.
Earn while you learn!! Applications are open for our Knoxville and Nashville Construction Trade Academies. Partial scholarships are available for Knoxville Trade Academy. Simply submit a 500 word essay on “Why you want to enter the trades, your goals after graduation, and what trade interests you” Visit abctennessee.com/cta for more information or submit your application or essay to [email protected] for Knoxville. Submit your application for Nashville to [email protected].
We are proud to announce that ABC Greater Tennessee will be a featured sponsor on the #20 Dewalt Toyota at the nationally televised NASCAR cup series Ally 400 on June 26th, 2022 in Nashville, TN. Set your DVRs and cheer on the #20 as Christopher Bell looks for his second career win in the NASCAR Cup series.
Nashville, June 1st - Today, Governor Lee signed the 2022-2023 Appropriations bill, which covers state funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and running through July 1, 2023. Included within that bill was a grant of $950K awarded to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee's Construction Trades Academies in Nashville and Knoxville.
The use of the appropriated $950K is awarded to be used to establish a pilot project that ensures the continued growth and enhancement of ABC Greater Tennessee's Construction Trades Academy for the training of skilled trades personnel.
We are excited to put this money to good use in Middle and East Tennessee and help spur new engagement of young people in the trades and build a bigger and better trained workforce in the State of Tennessee.
We have moved. Our new office address is 560 Royal Parkway, Nashville, TN 37214
We are so excited to share the accomplishments of our chapter this year in our annual Year in Review. You can view the 2021 Year in Review at this link.
Applications for the 21/22 School year are now open. If you have interest in applying, please visit http://www.abctennessee.com/Workforce-Development/Apprenticeship-Training-Program for more details.
Majority Leader William Lamberth (R) of the Tennessee General Assembly provided a legislative resolution congratulating the ABC Greater Tennessee chapter upon its fiftieth anniversary.
The resolution stated that the legislature recognizes that the ABC Greater Tennessee chapter has made a significant contribution to the success of the construction and merit shop industries.
In addition, the resolution added that, “For half a century, the ABC Greater Tennessee chapter has made significant contributions to train the next generation of the State of Tennessee's workforce, and its members are worthy of our approbation.”
ABC Greater Tennessee president Clay Crownover stated, “To be recognized for our fiftieth anniversary and the recognition of the importance of membership in our organization and the training that our association provides is a great honor."
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee