Nearly 200 of the nation’s best carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, plumbers, welders and other construction craft professionals competed at the premier skilled trades competition in Kissimmee, Florida, at Associated Builders and Contractors’ 34th annual National Craft Championships.
The 2023 National Craft Championships, a construction trades competition that takes place during ABC Convention 2023, brought together the construction industry’s best of the best to showcase their talents in an intense, timed competition at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center.
ABC’s NCC recognizes the craft professional who represent the future of the construction industry and highlights the career opportunities that construction can provide, whether it is a graduating high school student seeking an alternative to college, a veteran exploring their next chapter after completing military service or an individual rejoining the workforce or seeking a career change.
Craft students and apprentices travel from across the country to demonstrate their superior skills, education and safe work practices and compete for top honors. The NCC features craft professionals in 16 competitions representing 12 crafts, including a team competition with four journey-level craft professionals per team working to complete a joint project. Competitors first take an intense, two-hour online exam and then compete in a six-hour practical performance test.
ABC offers more than 800 education programs across 68 chapters to help train the next generation of construction workers. Its flexible, affordable craft and safety training leads to industry-recognized, national credentials for today’s most sought-after construction positions. ABC is committed to showing the promising career path the industry provides, from apprenticeship to journey-level worker to business owner.