Follow these easy steps:

1. Orientation
In order to be considered you must attend our regular scheduled orientation. Orientations are scheduled each Friday beginning in February (through June).  They promptly start at 9:00 am and last for an hour.  Simply call our office to schedule your orientation.  Seats are limited, so call in advance. Sign up for an Orientation Online.

2. Complete our Application
At your orientation, you will receive the complete ABC application to register for the next Fall semester. Applicants must be 18 or older and provide proof of a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Electrical applicants must also include proof of completion of a basic algebra course with a “C” or better.  

3. Employment and Training Process
Apprentices working in the trade will accumulate paid on-the-job training (OJT). These hours are recorded as a part of your apprenticeship program.  You will also attend school, typically two nights per week, to complete your theory and technical classroom requirements. You will earn college credits from Honolulu Community College.

4. Graduation
Upon completing the academic portion of your Apprenticeship program, ABC Hawaii invites you, your family, and co-workers to attend our annual Graduation Ceremony.  Normally conducted the end of May each year, this gala event is to celebrate your success and to wish you all the best in the industry.  Dinner, drinks, and door prizes makes your graduation a memorial event you will not soon forget!  





Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 21,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.