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Hi Friends,

We are so excited to usher in our 2024 Summer Semester which begins on May 6th. As many of you know, we have Welding, Pipefitting, Instrumentation, Mobile Crane Operations/Rigging, Construction Site Safety, NCCER Assessments, and Electrical, and Plumbing Apprenticeships. In...


Over the last few decades, the skilled trades industry has been suffering its own prolonged recession. There have been several contributing factors that lead to what we can now categorize as a crisis. Many believe that this began with the negative impacts from the pandemic, but it goes much...

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Welcome to Craft Training Center's Blog! Today's entry will be short and sweet, but we wanted to make sure that we formally introduce ourselves.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Shop Training Program, Inc., DBA Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend strives to meet the...


When you think of women in industrial services, what first comes to mind? Some may think back to World War II with Rosie the Riveter, others may find it hard to ponder a woman’s place in a male-dominated industry.

Most may not know that women have occupied this space for centuries. It is...