Arkansas Construction Education Foundation
Since 1993, Arkansas Construction Education Foundation, a part of the Arkansas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc has been helping individuals looking for advancement within the construction industry build careers and take advantage of advancement opportunities through effective and quality training.
That's what the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation does. It's our sole purpose and we do it well. Our students get all the educational opportunities they need to climb as high as they wish on the construction industry's ladder of success. Good for the individual and the industry, ACEF's apprenticeship training programs offer our students the unique opportunity to earn full-time rate of pay while learning the skills they can take anywhere in the world.
Providing a Well-Trained Workforce
ACEF knows quality construction comes from a well-trained workforce. Education and training is the key. That's why we've developed apprenticeship training programs effectively covering all levels of the industry. Our courses are specifically designed to meet the educational needs of the contractor, subcontractor, tradesperson, and apprentice. Arkansas Construction Education Foundation's programs not only offer state-of-the-art courses in management, job-site supervision, apprenticeship training and safety; they're structured to reinforce the work ethic so essential to increased productivity and efficiency.
Employment and Advancement Opportunities
The demand for skilled craftspeople is great. With that in mind, one of ACEF's goals is to attract the young, the career-displaced and the economically disadvantaged to careers in the construction industry. Once in our program, they will get the training and career placement opportunities and information needed to put them on track for employment and advancement in the construction industry.
Job Training for Community and the Environment
ACEF is putting a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to good use by creating and conducting its Environmental Workforce Job Training Program
. As a part of the national Brownfields effort, ACEF is training the homeless and unemployed to start new careers as environmental technicians, helping to remediate toxic sites in their own communities.