Schools Training Division

Educators, Industry, and Students Engaged in Construction Careers

By participating in the ABC/CMEF Schools Training Division, you are unlocking the door to great potential in a robust industry. The Construction Industry needs to attract new workers annually to keep up with the current employment demand. One of the goals of the Schools Training Division is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the many facets of the Construction Industry and the career opportunities available. A second goal is to give CTE teachers resources and new connections to current happenings in the industry, providing them with opportunities to meet Industry leaders, and become aware of the numerous job opportunities for their students. A third goal of the program is to encourage industry participation from the very companies who will seek to fill construction positions.

Construction Careers Youth Committee

The mission of the Construction Careers Youth Committee is to promote and support Construction Industry workforce education at sponsored high schools. High schools are sponsored as an NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) and are partnered with ABC of Greater Houston and its educational affiliate Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation. High school students in select Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes have the opportunity to be receive NCCER accredited craft training credentials. These students are being made aware of and recruited into the Construction Industry!

 

Events Supported by the Construction Careers Youth Committee
  • Construction Careers Exposition
    The Construction Careers Exposition provides a supportive environment for high school students to be introduced to basic craft skills and to explore opportunities in the construction industry. It is a one-of-a-kind event supported by an industry that encompasses numerous hands-on activities and events in a safe environment. The event shares the value of safety and the industry’s commitment to safety, builds awareness of available training, assists students in making informed career and technical education choices, and builds positive relationships with high school districts, instructors, and students while opening the doors for on-going mentoring and engagement at the high school level.
  • Career Development Events
    CCYC members have the opportunity to volunteer to attend high school career development events such as Course Elective Fairs, Career Fairs, College Night, and Guest Speaker Presentations. Volunteers distribute literature that represents the Construction Industry, their respective company literature, giveaways, and/or speak to students about their career and educational goals that are relative to the industry.
  • Advisory Committees
    CCYC members have the opportunity to volunteer to serve on high school Career and Technology (CTE) Education Advisory Committees. Advisory committees typically meet two to three times per academic year to assist educators in developing, maintaining, and evaluating workforce education programs and courses.  To strengthen that process and provide input that encourages CTE programs to be designed to meet workforce employment needs, high schools need the advice of local area business and industry professionals to guide them. A premiere way to assist with such advice is by volunteering to serve on an advisory committee​.

 

To participate in the Construction Careers Youth Committee (CCYC) or if you are a high school that wants more information on how to become a sponsored Accredited Training and Education Facility, contact Steven Horton, Ed.D, at s.horton@cmefhouston.org.

Watch footage from the 2018 Construction Careers Expo

ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOLS

Currently, 23 area Independent School Districts (ISD) are partnered with ABC/CMEF. Utilizing the NCCER Curriculum Modules, the following high schools are delivering or working to deliver NCCER accredited craft training. Students who attend these schools get a head start on their craft training, which typically begins in college. With 62 sponsored high schools, students are being exposed to and recruited into this booming industry! The sponsored high schools that have reached the NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility status are listed with an asterisk as follows:

ALDINE ISD
Aldine Senior High School*
Blanson CTE High School*
Davis Senior High School*
Eisenhower Senior High School*
Hall Senior High School*
MacArthur Senior High School*
Nimitz High School*

 

ALIEF ISD
Center for Advanced Careers*
Hastings High School*

 

ALVIN ISD
Alvin High School*
​JB Hensler College & Career Academy*
Manvel High School*
Shadow Creek High School*

 

BARBERS HILL ISD
Barbers Hill High School*

 

CHANNELVIEW ISD
Channelview High School*

 

CLEAR CREEK ISD
Clear Creek High School*

 

CONROE ISD
Caney Creek High School*

 

CROSBY ISD
Crosby High School*

 

DAYTON ISD
Dayton High School*

 

DEER PARK ISD
Deer Park High School Agricultural Science Center*
Deer Park High School North Campus*
Deer Park High School South Campus*

 

DICKINSON ISD
Dickinson High School*

 

GALENA PARK ISD
Galena Park Agricultural Center*
Galena Park High School*
North Shore Senior High School*

 

GALVESTON ISD
Ball High School*

 

GOOSE CREEK CONSOLIDATED ISD
Goose Creek Memorial High School*
Robert E. Lee High School*
Ross Sterling High School*
John M. Stuart Career Center* ​​

 

HOUSTON ISD
Barbara Jordan High School*
Chavez High School*
Jones Futures Academy*
Madison High School*
Milby High School*
Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center*
Scarborough High School*
Stephen F. Austin High School*
Sterling Aviation High School*
Waltrip High School*
Washington High School*
Wisdom High School*
Yates High School​*

 

HUMBLE ISD
Humble High School*
Kingwood High School*

 

LA PORTE ISD
La Porte High School*

 

NEEDVILLE ISD
Needville High School*

 

PASADENA ISD
Lewis Career and Technical High School*
Pasadena High School*
​Pasadena Memorial High School*
Pasadena Memorial/Tegeler Career Training Center*
Sam Rayburn High School*
South Houston High School*

 

PEARLAND ISD
Dawson High School*
Pearland High School*
Robert Turner College & Career High School*

 

SHELDON ISD
C.E. King High School*

 

SPRING BRANCH ISD
Northbrook High School*
Springwoods High School*

 

TEXAS CITY ISD
Texas City High School*
Texas City ISD Industrial Trades Center*

COMPANY RESOURCES

Due to an aging workforce and public misconceptions about the construction industry, we’ve seen a steady decline in the number of individuals entering the construction workforce. It’s up to you to reverse this trend and start building a strong, steady workforce. As a construction professional, you have a unique perspective about the industry that proves valuable for not only ISDs but young students as well. Independent School Districts (ISDs) are looking to tap into industry knowledge to assist with the development of curriculum, mentoring and training programs, shareable resources, and general industry information about job opportunities and earning potential. Options for your company to get involved include serving on a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Advisory Committee and High School Sponsorship. You can find the High School Sponsorship components here.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE INFORMATION

Members of the business and industry community are encouraged to serve on a college or high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Advisory Committee. Committee participants are typically comprised of business and industry community members, from outside of the field of education, whose expertise and experience represent a particular occupational field. Advisory committees can be established for a single workforce education program such as Welding Technology or for all of the CTE programs at a school district. Advisory committees typically meet two to three times per academic year to assist educators in developing, maintaining and evaluating workforce education programs and courses. So why do schools need advisory committees? In addition to complying with Federal and State regulations, it just makes good sense to have a venue that can assist educators to better understand the workforce training needs and employment opportunities for their students. Committee members can assist schools in various matters such as reviewing curriculum, evaluating classroom and laboratory facilities, serving as a classroom speaker, arranging for field trips, creating student internship opportunities, assisting with supplemental funding, donating supplies and equipment, etc. One key element to keep in mind is that the role of a committee member is one of advice; not administration. Serving on an advisory committee lets school districts know how important they are to the community. You can also be a Guest Speaker for a sponsored High School. ISD’s benefit greatly by hearing from a craft professional who can give students first-hand accounts on what it’s like in the field. You can find some sample presentation points here. If you’re interested, contact Dr. Steven Horton for more information.

STUDENT RESOURCES

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Download the High School Scholarship Application

ABC/CMEF encourages students who have successfully completed NCCER modules and have graduated from an Accredited Training and Educational Facility sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors/Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (ABC/CMEF) to attend one of the ABC/CMEF partnering community colleges to continue their education in the Career and Technical Education craft training program area that was studied in high school.

 

Scholarships may be awarded based on available funds and the number of submitted applications. Scholarships are available for a maximum of two years after the recipient’s initial enrollment after high school graduation.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must have graduated from an Accredited Training and Education Facility sponsored by ABC/CMEF.
  • Students must start class at a partnering community college the first semester after high school graduation, not including the summer semester following graduation.
  • Students must attend an ABC/CMEF sponsored class offered at a partnering community college. The scholarship covers enrollment in evening or weekend classes. With the exception of weekend classes, enrollment in day classes is not allowed as such enrollment will interfere with the opportunity for employment.
  • Scholarship recipients must agree to work for a member company if offered employment. If recipients do not pass the pre-employment screening process or refuse employment, applicants will not be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients must pass each approved course with a grade of “C” or better to remain eligible for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for a scholarship after successfully completing an approved course with a grade of “C” or better provided there is no break-in continued enrollment. Summer semesters are not included in the continuous enrollment requirement.

For more information about the scholarship program and eligibility requirements, click here.

 

NCCER Module Completion

Students are encouraged to go to https://www.nccer.org/mynccer/secure/dashboard/registry-system, click on Online Verification, and enter their NCCER Card Number to verify that their completed modules are listed in the Registry.  The ABC/CMEF Grievance Policy – Schools Training Division outlines the steps that students should follow for making an inquiry about completed modules that are not listed in the NCCER Registry.  Click here to see the ABC/CMEF Grievance Policy-Schools Training Division.

 

There are many benefits of ABC/CMEF Sponsorship for high schools using the NCCER Curriculum. Access to an industry-recognized, competency-based, standardized quality curriculum and student registry in the NCCER database with an industry-recognized credential upon successful completion are just two of the many benefits. Participation with ABC/CMEF provides career development opportunities for students while attending high school and upon graduation.

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

TEACHER EVALUATION

It’s important to assess your class and the training you are providing to your students. After a student completes your course, they can evaluate the curriculum and its instruction using our Instructor Evaluation by High School Students form. This form is designed to assess the course and instruction in order to improve in the following semester or school year.

Instructor Evaluation by High School Students