ACTA Apprenticeship

Arkansas Construction Trades Academy

Electrical Apprenticeship Training

ACTA is the official school affiliated with the Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas. It provides a formal apprenticeship training program that is registered with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA). This program meets all federal and state requirements for formal classroom instruction. Apprenticeship training combines work and academics in a formal program leading to journeyperson consideration.

The student must be 18 years of age, physically capable of performing required tasks, working for an employer, able to collect OJT time, and registered through their employer with the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA). The majority of the crafts require 8,000 hours of on-the-job supervised training (approximately four years for full time work) along with 576 hours of classroom training (approximately four years). Upon successful completion, craft workers are recognized at the journey-level in their trade and are awarded their BAT certificate.

Why Choose ACTA?

We give you practical hands-on career training.

We think it’s important to practice what you’re learning. That’s why we incorporate hands-on training into our program. You’ll learn better and quicker by doing the work than you will just sitting in a lecture room.

With NCCER certification you can work anywhere.

ACTA Craft Training is certified by NCCER. If a student leaves the area, the education is transferable, portable, and recognized throughout the nation. Our training is also recognized by the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training (DOL/OA). 

Employers recognize the quality of our graduates.

Employers hire ACTA trained employees because they recognize the quality of training we provide. Our program will meet the same expectation we hold for the  Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas, one of the highest degree of  professionalism and excellence.

What are the Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship?

For employers, benefits include:
  • Skilled workers trained to the industry/employer specification to produce quality results
  • Reduced turnover
  • Pipeline for new skilled workers
  • Reduced worker compensation costs due to an emphasis on safety training 

For apprentices and journeyworkers, benefits include:

  • Jobs that typically pay higher wages
  • Higher quality of life and skills versatility
  • Portable credentials recognized nationally and often globally
  • Opportunity for college credit and future degrees