About ACEF


About Us

The Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) was chartered in 1994 as a non‐profit educational affiliate of ABC of Arkansas with the primary goal of attracting and training young people and those displaced from other industries for careers in the construction industry.

Training Craft Professionals

The Foundation utilizes apprenticeship training to produce professional craft men and women. The training programs are either two or four years in duration and include both classroom and on‐the‐job training. All ACEF apprenticeship training is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research; certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship; and recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Safety Education

ACEF instructors provide OSHA approved training in an interactive format that helps field and office personnel recognize jobsite hazards and retain knowledge of hoe to control those hazards. The courses include OSHA 10‐ and 30‐hour Construction Outreach, as well as Safety Orientation and specialized safety training.

Management Education

ACEF provides career advancement opportunities through courses designed to train individuals in the core competencies needed by construction project managers and jobsite supervisors. These competencies include: interpersonal skills, problem solving, planning, scheduling, resource control and safety.

Course Locations

ACEF courses are held in Forrest City, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Morrilton, Siloam Springs, Springdale and Texarkana.

Contact Us

For more information call (501) 372‐1590 or (800) 240‐2730 or contact us throught our Contact Form.