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ABC's National Craft Championships to be Held March 16

Feb. 22, 2022
NCC highlights the career opportunities that construction can provide.

WASHINGTON, DC — More than 175 of the nation’s best carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, plumbers, welders and other construction craft professionals are set to compete in San Antonio on March 16 in Associated Builders and Contractors’ 33rd annual National Craft Championships

ABC’s NCC recognizes the men and women who are building America and highlights the career opportunities that construction can provide, whether it is a graduating high school student seeking an alternative to college, a veteran exploring their next chapter after completing military service or an individual rejoining the workforce or seeking a career change.

WHAT: 2022 National Craft Championships, a craft competition that takes place during ABC Convention 2022

WHO:   More than 175 top-performing craft professionals from across the country

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 12-3 p.m. CT

WHERE:  Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St., San Antonio, Texas 78205

WHY:    Craft students and apprentices travel from across the country to demonstrate their superior skills, education and safe work practices and compete for top honors in their chosen craft. The NCC features craft professionals vying for top honors in 15 competitions representing 12 crafts, including a team competition with four journey-level craft professionals per team working to complete a joint project. Competitors first take an intense, two-hour written exam and then compete in a daylong practical performance test. Video highlights from the 2019 NCC competitions can be seen here: and images from the annual competition can be seen here:   

ABC offers more than 800 education programs across 69 chapters to help train the next generation of construction workers. Its flexible, affordable craft and safety training leads to industry recognized, national credentials for today’s most sought-after construction positions. ABC is committed to showing the promising career path the industry provides, from apprenticeship to journey-level worker to business owner.

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