Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers, and construction associates in the Greater Houston area.
In 1988, ABC Greater Houston formed the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) as its educational affiliate. CMEF is a non-profit 501 (c3) solely devoted to serving the workforce development and educational needs of the industrial and commercial contractor community through craft and safety programs to management and leadership instruction. CMEF is accredited by the NCCER, and all courses are taught using the nationally standardized NCCER curriculum.
Together, ABC and CMEF work to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through organizational partnerships, and a variety of programs focused on assessment, craft training, and continuing education.
TOGETHER, ABC/CMEF OFFERS:
• Industry-Wide Craft Training and Professional Education
• Skill Assessments
• Industry Networking Opportunities
• Awards Programs for Construction and Safety Excellence
• School-to-Career Programs
• OSHA Partnerships
• Networking Breakfasts, Mixers, and Events
• Discount Programs
• Industry News and More!
ABC HOUSTON MISSION STATEMENT
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policymaking process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.
CMEF MISSION STATEMENT
To develop and administer cost-effective training, skills assessment, and other workforce development programs that will increase the quality and availability of construction and maintenance employees, communicate career opportunities, promote a positive image for the industry, and satisfy the needs of Owners, Contractors and their employees in the Greater Houston area.