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 11 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 experience and national recognition based on achievement at every career level.
The first National Craft Championships was held in 1987 with only a handful of participants competing in four craft competitions. More than 25 years later, nearly 1,500 men and women have competed in what has grown to become one of the construction industry’s most recognized and revered craft skills events, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our member firms and ABC chapters.