Our Vision

ABC Baltimore is leveraging more than 60 years of experience to address the skilled worker shortage head on. Through the CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION ACADEMY, a state-of-the-art training facility, ABC is bringing together the region’s most accomplished professionals to help build tomorrow’s workforce today!

The Scope

Check out the wide array of training that will be offered at the Construction Education Academy. From expanding student capacity to adding brand new training initiatives, this state-of-the-art facility will revolutionize the construction training taking place in the Mid-Atlantic region.

*Project JumpStart is a collaborative partnership between ABC Baltimore and the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF). Classes will continue to be held at their current locations in East and West Baltimore.

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“We want to invite everyone that's a part of this industry to be part of something big; to be a part of something that will be a game changer, not only for this city and our industry but for the entire region.”
Mike Henderson, ABC Greater Baltimore President

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The Team

Strategic Partners

› The Job Opportunities Task Force
(PROJECT JUMPSTART)

› Baltimore County Public Schools

› Community College of Baltimore County

› Baltimore City Public Schools

› Howard County Public Schools

› Maryland Department of Education

› Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations

› National Center for Construction Education & Research

› AIA Baltimore

› ULI Baltimore District

› Veterans Administration

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What the Industry is Saying

“The idea of consolidating all of our training at a single location has long been a dream of ABC’s. Now, with the Construction Education Academy, we will have the capability to tailor and customize training programs that best fit the needs of  the individual member firm.”

Frank Murphy, President/COO TEI Electrical Solutions
"The impetus for this getting started more than 10 years ago before the skilled workforce shortage was even in the conversation, was to return to the idea of the trades as being an honorable career path. We have to get the message out that a career in construction can run the gamut from workers on the job site to the executive level. It pays well and can provide a decent way of life."
Matthew Bolyard, vice president, Southway Builders and 2016-’17 ABC Baltimore Chairman of the Board

“As a top-notch facility, the CEA will increase the profile of not only ABC and the industry, but also serve as a source of pride for students and executives alike.”

Vic Victoriano, Director of Operations , Skill Force, Inc. and chair of ABC’s Board of Directors 2017-2019
"This facility is the culmination of a long, overdue strategy to address the broken pathways to a career in construction. Our intent is to position construction, whether it’s in the trades or in management, as a career of choice."
Mike Henderson, ABC Greater Baltimore President
"Bringing the training center to the people is a strong statement by ABC to say ‘We need you’ and we are coming to your neighborhood to help you get a chance to learn a new skill and help yourself while providing the industry with a new source of skilled workers."
Ken Wingate, president of North Point Builders, and General Contractor on the Construction Education Academy (CEA)
"With the Construction Education Academy, there will be a renewed sense of pride among current and future apprentices that comes with going to a facility built just for them."
Chris Hadfield, director of education, ABC Greater Baltimore
"For us the building is really the story of bringing the community together and giving back to make Baltimore a better place. It’s going to spur development. It’s going to spur success. It’s going to create jobs.”
Kelly Ennis, founder and managing principal of The Verve Partnership, the interior designer for the CEA