CET is a nonprofit training affiliate of Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeastern Michigan Chapter. Its purpose is to provide high quality apprenticeship training to the construction industry in order to build a safe, productive and sustainable work-force of craft professionals.
About Apprenticeship Training
CET is an Apprenticeship Training School. Apprenticeship training simultaneously combines work experience with classroom training. Most trades require a minimum of 4 years and 8000 hours of On the Job Training (OJT) along with a minimum of 144 hours per year of classroom training. In order to be an apprentice, you must be working with a licensed contractor and attending related classes.
About Craft Training
A student who is not working for a contractor, but desires to start learning the trade while seeking employment is classified as a Craft Trainee. All Craft Trainees have the opportunity to be placed on a jobs list. Contractor members of Associated Builders and Contractors may use the list to interview new prospective employees. All classroom time spent as a Craft Trainee count towards the time required for Apprenticeship Training.
About the Program
CET uses the Contren Learning Series, a state of the art program developed and published by NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research). Built upon industry standards, this standardized, competency-based curriculum is taught nationwide by contractors, associations, construction users, and secondary and postsecondary schools. Multiple state Departments of Education recognize the curriculum.
In an effort to provide students and craft professionals with industry recognized credentials and assure national portability of skills, all students become part of a nationally recognized credential and certification system. This National Registry provides transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the Contren Learning Series. These valuable industry credentials benefit students as they seek employment and build their careers.