Affordable Education

CTCCB is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization. Partnerships with industry, higher education, and the community mean affordable education for you.

Earn while you learn

Courses are offered from 6-9 pm Monday-Thursday so you can work full time while you attend school.

Hands On Learning

State-of-the-art lab facilities simulate real world application.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Shop Training Program, Inc., DBA Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend (CTCCB) strives to meet the shared manpower needs of the Community, Business, and Industry by providing an education in the crafts for the construction industry. The goal of the CTCCB is to develop craft professionals who are drug free, experienced and capable to work under the highest professional standards.


Adult- Accelerated Craft Training

Apprenticeship Programs

High School Programs



2017 Scholarship Available

The 2017 Coastal Bend Community Foundation Scholarship Application is now available on  www.cbcfoundation.org. Please apply by March 1, 2017. Scholarships are available only to students who graduated from a high...

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2017 Spring Semester Registration & Payment

Craft Training Center will begin accepting payment for the Spring 2017 semester November 28, 2016.

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22nd Annual High School Welding Contest

The Craft Training Center’s 22nd Annual High School Welding Contest was Friday, April 22nd, 2016.  We had 35 Pipe and 65 Plate contestants from 30 area high schools.  Below are...

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2016 SkillsUSA Texas State Competition

Each year the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend hosts the SkillsUSA Texas State Competition for plumbing, electrical, masonry, and welding. The first place winners in each contest move ...

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