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Spring 2018 Schedule
January 4, 2018 - May 17, 2018
5pm - 9pm

Mon - Level 3 & 4
Tues - Level 2
Thurs - Level 1

Class available on Friday's from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for make up classes and/or out of town apprentices upon request.
Semester Tuition
ABC Members: $400
Non ABC Members: $495
Apprenticeship Application
ACTA Apprentice Application WORD

ACTA Apprentice Application PDF

Application deadline for open enrollment:
December 1, 2017

Email applications to Megan Greenland at megan@abcark.org or call 501-812-0828.

Students may request applications throughout the semester.
Director
Mark Mize
Director of Workforce Development & Education

Cell: 501-269-9198
Office: 501-812-0123
email: mark@abcark.org

Contact for questions regarding classes or curriculum.
Also contact if you would like to discuss ACTA launching another trade apprenticeship. 
We value your input! 






Arkansas Construction Trades Academy

BUILDING MINDS. BUILDING SKILLS. BUILDING FUTURES.


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