August 21, 2019

Press Release

Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Institute Graduates More Than 150 Apprentices

| 8/21/2018

Florida's Associated Builders and Contractors Institute’s 2018 graduation ceremony commemorated the 153 dedicated construction apprentices from Key West to Brevard County who completed their classroom education this year.

Depending on the program, students spent up to four years working full-time during the day, while attending up to 200 annual hours in classes at the Institute during the evening.

Students from various trades including linemen, roofing, fire protection and electrical celebrated with their families, friends and fellow classmates on July 21, 2018 at the Signature Grand in Fort Lauderdale. Keynote speaker Chris Riley, Project Executive of Power Design, Inc., provided inspirational words to send the students off with veteran wisdom.

“We’re proud to welcome this class of graduates into the growing construction industry in South Florida,” said Riley. “With their skills they have learned through the Institute, they are bound to help build America for years to come.”

“This year’s class was exceptional,” said Peter Dyga, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter. “We had students overcome challenges, tragedies and adversity. We’re proud of each and every student and all they have accomplished during their time at the institute.”

MasTec North America served as a sponsor of the ceremony.

In addition to receiving their certificates, 38 students and one instructor received monetary rewards, courtesy of ABC Cares, which provides financial assistance and support for members of the construction industry. They were honored for a variety of outstanding achievements, including perfect attendance during the current year and during their entire study, achieving the valedictorian title, and Instructor of the Year.

With more than 476,000 apprentices in America, the Institute’s goal is to ensure each one receives proper education in their chosen trade.

Tags: Education, Housing/Construction

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Watch: Old rental car garage imploded at Tampa International Airport
Watch: Old rental car garage imploded at Tampa International Airport

It was months in the making but took less than a minute to complete. Tampa International Airport early Tuesday morning imploded its old rental car garage to make room for future construction.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

If you had the option to switch to a doctor who provides remote telehealth services via text, email or videos, what would be the main reason why?

  • Ease of access to health care provider
  • Faster service
  • Reduced costs
  • Time saver
  • Prescription renewal
  • Other

See Results

Florida Trend Magazine
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2019 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.