Training Tennessee's next generation of skilled construction craft professionals

Education and Training

ABC Greater Tennessee 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 Greater Tennessee delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers.

East and Middle Tennessee Construction Trades Academies 


What is apprenticeship?

A combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.


ABC of Greater TN offers four Accredited Craft Training Programs in Nashville designed to generate a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. 

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Carpentry

ABC of Greater TN offers seven, based on demand, DOL-approved curriculum Craft Training Programs in Knoxville beginning Fall 2022 designed to generate a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The ABC Greater Tennessee Construction Trades Academy at the S.T.A.R.T. Center in Knoxville is a public-private partnership between ABC Greater Tennessee and Knox County Government to increase the amount of workforce development programs offered in Knox County and surrounding regions. 

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Drywall
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
School years run from October to April.  For more information, visit our Construction Trades Academy page or see the video.

Advantages to ABC Greater Tennessee Apprenticeship

  • Earn while you Learn possibilities
  • Possible Job Placement
  • Double your salary over 4 years
  • East and Middle Training Locations


Professional Development

The Academy for Construction Ethics,  Compliance and Best Practices offers an extensive online  and webinar  library that provides members with the most up-to-date rules, regulations, and best practices for the construction industry .The Academy also provides a Health Care Law Employer Toolkit to help our members navigate the recent healthcare changes.

Safety Training

ABC of Greater Tennessee offers physical classes for OSHA 10, OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR.  Online OSHA Training is now available! The ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter, in partnership with the American Safety Council, now offers OSHA authorized outreach training 100% on-line.  ABC Greater TN Chapter members can order the following OSHA authorized and OSHA related training courses:  

OSHA 10- and 30- Hour Outreach Training for Construction OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry  HAZWOPER 8 & 24 Hour Training  EM-385-1-1 Training  OSHA Certificate Courses.