National Craft Championships

Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) annual National Craft Championships (NCC) celebrates ABC’s and its member firms’ training and education efforts. Craft trainees from chapter and member firm training programs across the country come together to compete in the annual National Craft Championships. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 15 competitions, representing 13 crafts.

ABC knows the future of the industry relies on its ability to attract and retain the most talented individuals necessary to meet the nation’s ever-increasing construction needs. ABC is leading the way in developing the merit shop construction industry workforce by offering programs, such as the NCC, that promote life-long learning and national recognition based on achievement at every career level.

2017 NCC Chair Mitch Clark Discusses NCC with Construction Citizen


Highlights From NCC 2016

Compete in Your Craft   

Think you have what it takes to be the next champion? Please contact Lisa Nardone at to register.

Become a Judge   

Interested in judging a craft at NCC? Fill out the Judge's form. Click here to register and please choose "NCC Judge" as your registration type.

Guest Registration   

Want to come to Workforce Week 2017 and attend the National Craft Championships, but you’re not competing? Register as a guest by clicking here! Choose “Guest” as your registration type, and make sure to answer in the registration question listed that you are attending as a National Craft Championships Guest.

Sponsor the Event   

Want to get involved in supporting workforce development and careers in construction? See what sponsorship opportunities are available here.
March 18-22, 2018
Long Beach, CAlif.
Long Beach Convention Center

Intent to Compete deadline Dec. 1, 2017:  Click here to register!

Competitor Registration(s) deadline Jan. 12, 2018: Click here to register! 

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Thank You NCC Sponsors