Associated Builders and Contractors education and training fund adds truck driver apprenticeship program

Associated Builders and Contractors New Jersey Apprenticeship Education and Training Fund has been approved to offer an apprenticeship trade in RAPIDS code 0980-HY, Truck Driver, Heavy.

This marks the seventh trade added in 2022 of the 19 trades ABC-NJ AETF offers in its apprenticeship program.

Samantha DeAlmeida. (File photo)

“This is the 7th apprenticeable trade we’ve added in 2022,” Samantha DeAlmeida, president of ABC-NJ and executive director of ABC-NJ AETF, said. “The demand to grow and train the next generation in the construction industry is an immediate necessity, and we will continue to provide opportunities to those looking to start their career path.”

The creation of this program stemmed from the recent decision by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development to enforce Truck Driving as an apprenticeable trade.

“From a member standpoint, ABC-NJ has provided the support and guidance necessary to run a successful business, especially when it comes to changing regulations. The addition of new programs to bring on apprentices through on the job training and learning is just one way ABC-NJ continues to add value to its members,” DeAlmeida stated.