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Apprenticeship & Craft Training Committee

The goal of the ACT committee is to provide ABC members with premier construction training programs in Alaska.

The committee members are charged with establishing program goals and objectives on an annual basis, reviewing and updating standard operating procedures in collaboration with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, screening and selection of qualified applicants for apprenticeship and placing apprentices under written apprenticeship agreements.

The committee serves as ABC's final authority in the appeal process for apprentices and qualified applicants cancelled from or denied entrance into the program.

Committee members also work with staff for program development opportunities, establish minimum standards of related instruction and on-the-job training required of apprentices, coordinate annual apprentice/journeymen awards, and provide for continuous employment of apprentices by fostering relationships with other participating employers.


If you would like to become a member please contact Amber Cartier at amber@abcalaska.org








Golf Tournament Committee

This committee determines where our annual golf tournament is held each year, helps procure sponsorship and contest prizes.  Makes decisions concerning catering and organization.



If you are interested in joining this committee please contact amy@abcalaska.org

Legislative Affairs

This committee focus is to fight for the rights of the merit shop. It remains an up-hill battle with organized labor controlling so much of the politics impacting our industry - and the politicians who push through laws that favor union over merit shop. For years we have been on the defensive. Today we are fighting back with equal or greater resolve. Our fight isn't pro or anti-union. Rather, it's about what is right and fair based on our founding fathers philosophy of freedom, dignity, and the innate rights of citizens throughout the free world.





The ABC Political Action Committee supports the causes and candidates dedicated to the fight to protect fair and open competition for our members through your donations.





Fighting for Your Rights at the Federal Level - ABC PAC



The purpose of ABC PAC is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This is accomplished through educating our members on the importance of political activism and through financial support of merit shop candidates. 





ABC PAC is governed by 15 board members who are appointed by the ABC National Chairman. The board members serve a three year term and represent each of the seven regions. The ABC PAC Board of Trustees work with the Regional Vice Chairs and chapter leadership to promote political involvement and assist in raising PAC funds. Trustees also approve all disbursements to candidates based on well-established guidelines such as voting records of incumbents.



ABC's PAC is your voice in elective politics. ABC PAC members' contributions are combined with others to jointly support candidates. This provides a unified and powerful voice for the merit agenda. It is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest pro-business PACs in the nation.

Membership Committee

Connecting You with Industry Leaders through Networking Opportunities

Membership  in ABC provides the opportunity  to network with construction industry professionals
through a variety of meetings, networking groups and volunteer leadership activities.

ABC Meetings

ABC conducts a number of conferences and meetings that provide the perfect forum for members to
meet with peers and learn from industry experts.
•   National Convention
•   Construction Education Conference
•   Legislative Conference
•   ABC Institute for Leadership and
     Professional Development
•   Attorneys Conference

Peer Groups

Contractors who participate in ABC’s peer group program meet with non-competing members from across the country. Participants get together in small groups once or twice each year to share experiences about best practices for running their companies.  A number of peer groups are organized for various specialty contractor groups and general
contractors.

Volunteer Leadership

ABC invites all members to serve on any of its national committees. These volunteer opportunities
help the association address the many issues that affect the industry. Members share their own
experiences while gaining knowledge in areas of special interest. Members desiring to be nominated
to serve on an ABC national committee should contact their local chapter office. Committee member
selection takes place each year in the fall.