Who We Are & What We Do
Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation has provided quality training to produce a safe, competent and professional workforce for contractors. Aimed at those who enjoy working with their hands and their heads, the foundation’s primary goal is to satisfy the ever-growing demand for skilled trades-persons.
ACEF currently trains craft professionals in Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, HVAC, Electronic Systems Technology, Building Maintenance, and Industrial Maintenance. The foundation also conducts safety and management education courses for construction, commercial, and industrial operations. Safety is an important component of all ACEF training courses.
With so many locations across the state to choose from, students will never have to travel far to maintain their studies. After completing an ACEF training program, graduates are prepared to take the licensing exams for either electrical or plumbing, or receive certifications in the case of unlicensed trades. ACEF is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
We are proud to announce ACEF has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an Apprenticeship LEADER and is the second program from the State of Arkansas to receive this designation.
ACEF / AGC Partnership
In December of 2016, ACEF and AGC Arkansas entered into a partnership to provide superior training and education opportunities for both apprentices and contractors.