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Workforce Development – Region 4 Work-Based Learning Panel & Lunch 5/17 NV

Workforce Development – Region 4 Work-Based Learning Panel & Lunch 5/17 NV

REGION 4 WORK-BASED LEARNING PANEL & LUNCH • Workforce Development Opportunity
Friday, May 17, 2024  |  11:00AM – 1:00PM
The Northern Virginia Workforce Development Committee is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a panel luncheon with the Region Four Work-Based Learning representatives on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.

This is an exciting effort we have put together to give you the full scoop on how you can take advantage of the Department of Education’s initiative to enable students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment.

The groundwork is laid, the plan is in place, and this initiative gives you the chance to showcase construction career opportunities to students enrolled in grades 6 – 12. All of your questions will be answered.

With trades talent becoming more scarce and less individuals opting for careers in construction, this is one of the best places to start in battling the workforce shortage!

Region 4 covers: Arlington, Alexandria, Clarke, Culpepper, Fairfax, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Madison, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren, and Winchester.

**Event is limited to 50 attendees.**

Friday, May 17, 2024
11:00AM – 11:30PM Panel with Region 4 Work-Based Learning representatives + Lunch
11:30AM – 12:00PM Q&A
12:00PM – 1:00PM Open networking with Work-Based Learning representatives

Lunch – $15
Sponsor – $250 (includes signage at event, logo/name on marketing materials)

ABC-VA Northern Virginia Training Facility
42680 Trade West Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual can no longer attend. Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance.

Contact Darlene Hart

2024 Central Virginia Apprenticeship Graduation 6/20 CV

Thursday, June 20, 2024  |  Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
Our annual graduation ceremony is always a magical evening of celebrating our apprentices’ hard work over the last four years. Please note: business casual attire required. No work clothing or boots.

If you would prefer to email or mail your registration form, click here to download form


Name and logo on marketing materials, tabletop signage at event, name and logo on website

Everything above +
Name and logo on backdrop of stage at event

GOLD $875
Everything above +
Signage in hallways at event

Everything above +
Signage in front lobby at event, name and logo on back of graduate plaques

Everything above +
Name on lighted marquee outside building, personal shoutout to your company’s apprentices on screen at event

$85 per attendee

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Contact Sherrie Dickerson

Webinar: What Does the Biden DOL’s Controversial Apprenticeship Proposed Rule Mean for ABC Members and Chapters?

Tuesday, January 30, 2024  | 2:00PM – 3:15PM  |  Virtual
**This is an ABC National webinar. Please register here. ABC members only.**
On Dec. 14, 2023, the Biden administration announced a 779-page U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule that would make significant and controversial revisions to the National Apprenticeship System. The proposal was widely criticized by ABC and other stakeholders for its additional red tape, costs and pro-union and controversial provisions that are expected to discourage new and existing participants in the government-registered apprenticeship system. The proposed rule will ultimately undermine investments in America’s infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing construction projects.

Maury Baskin and Ben Brubeck will provide an overview of the proposal and will explain how it will affect ABC members, ABC chapters, apprentices and other industry stakeholders participating in government-registered apprenticeship programs. Participants will learn about the many problematic and limited beneficial provisions of the proposal and receive instructions about how to participate in regulatory and advocacy efforts to help improve this extensive regulation.


COST (Members Only)
Free for members

Building Triumph: Revealing the Winners of Central VA 2023 In-House Craft Competition

The atmosphere was electric, the pipes were humming and the air was buzzing with HVAC brilliance as we hosted our highly anticipated 2023 In-House Craft Competition for ABC-VA’s Central Virginia region. On November 17, nine apprentices across three disciplines came together to put their skills to the ultimate test and compete for a spot in the National Craft Competition (NCC) in Kissimmee, FL, in March 2024.

Each apprentice demonstrated unparalleled skill, dedication and a passion for their craft. Their achievements not only reflect personal excellence but also elevate the standards of our industry. Congratulations to all winners and competitors. First place in each trade will compete in the 2024 NCC.

⚡ Electrical2023 In House Craft Comp Sponsors Small
1st Place – Jhonatan Silva, Electriforce
2nd Place – Mitchell Becraft, ColonialWebb

💦 Plumbing
1st Place – Thomas Carter, Remco
2nd Place – Maurice Clanton, ColonialWebb
3rd Place – Jason Hyer, Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

1st Place – Gabriel Pena, Howell’s Heating and Air
2nd Place – Tyler Clarke, Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
3rd Place – Curtis Tinsley, Howell’s Heating and Air

A heartfelt thank you to all participants, judges and sponsors who contributed to the success of this event. Sponsors included Atlantic Constructors, Inc., Remco, Electriforce, ColonialWebb, Milwaukee, Torque Supply, White Cap and Synergy Technical Services. Your commitment to craftsmanship and innovation fuels the spirit of our industry.

As we celebrate these victories, we also look forward to the continued growth and success of our construction community. Congratulations to all the winners, and may your dedication inspire future generations!


01. All CV 2023 Competitors Cropped

L to R: Thomas Carter (1st, Plumbing); Jhonatan Silva (1st, Electrical); Mitchell Becraft (2nd, Electrical); Jason Hyer (3rd, Plumbing); Maurice Clanton (2nd, Plumbing); Curtis Tinsley (3rd, HVAC); Gabriel Pena (1st, HVAC); Alexis Pack; Tyler Clarke (2nd, HVAC)


Crafting Victory: Unveiling the Champions of Hampton Roads 2023 In-House Craft Showdown

HR 2023 In House Craft Winners USE
The ABC-VA Hampton Roads region held its annual craft competitions for the Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing apprenticeship training programs on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at their training facility in Norfolk, VA. This year was the first time holding an in-house plumbing competition in Hampton Roads! ABC-VA stands with immense pride, applauding the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts exhibited by each competitor. Their relentless commitment and hard work paved the way for a competition year that will be remembered for its exceptional standards and remarkable achievements.

Four skilled competitors in Electrical and Plumbing, and three in HVAC showcased their expertise, competing for the chance to represent their craft at the ABC National Craft Championships in Kissimmee, Florida, in March 2024. The apprentices competed in a compilation of an assigned, hands-on project, as well as a written exam.

Top Performers: Congratulations to the outstanding winners:

Gratitude to Instructors and Judges: The entire competition is made possible by our dedicated instructors and judges. We extend a heartfelt thank you to the following:

  • Instructors: [Electrical] Tim Cruise, Bill Johnson; [HVAC] Brian Gesick, Mike Gesick, Tom Gesick; [Plumbing] Bill Carley and Brandon Carley
  • Judges: Zach Leitner, REW Corporation; Tim Cruise, Power Electric; Art Shauchuk, HVAC Graduate; Tom Gesick, MTS Refrigeration; Mike Gesick, MTS Refrigeration; Brandon Carley, Southeastern Mechanical, Inc.; Brian Ryder, Southeastern Mechanical, Inc.; Marshal Brown, Southeastern Mechanical, Inc.

Sponsors Make It Happen: A big shout-out to our generous sponsors: Ferguson, MTS Refrigeration, and Southeastern Mechanical, Inc., for contributing the materials that made these competitions possible. Your support fuels the future of craftsmanship!

Here’s to a future shaped by the skilled hands and innovative minds of these remarkable apprentices! Please reach out to Jamie Carrow, Member Services & Education Director, with any questions about our apprenticeship training programs.