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National Construction Trade Championships return to Greater Orlando on March 14 for 35th annual competition

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—In one month, more than 190 of the nation’s best craft professionals in trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, millwright, plumbing, welding and more are set to compete at the premier skilled trades contest in Kissimmee, Florida, on March 14 at Associated Builders and Contractors’ 35th annual National Craft Championships.  

ABC’s NCC celebrates and recognizes upskilling in construction, drawing some of the country’s most talented craft professionals and highlighting the important role that craft skills training plays in the construction industry.

WHAT: 2024 National Craft Championships, a construction trades competition that takes place during ABC Convention 2024. View video highlights and images from the 2023 competition.

WHO: More than 190 of the best construction craft professionals from across the nation

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 12-3 p.m. ET

WHERE: Gaylord Palms Convention Center, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida, 34746

WHY: 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 16 competitions with skills on display in 12 crafts. NCC also featured a team competition with journey-level craft professionals from different trades working to complete a joint project. The competition included a two-hour online exam and a six-hour practical performance test.

During that time, press can also watch ABC’s annual Construction Management Competition, where dozens of teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities with leading construction management programs nationwide will put their construction project management skills to the test by completing the same real-life construction project.

ABC’s all-of-the-above approach to workforce development has produced a network of ABC chapters and affiliates across the country that offer more than 800 apprenticeship, craft, safety and management education programs—including more than 450 government-registered apprenticeship programs across 20 different occupations—to build the people who build America.

REGISTRATION: Members of the press must register by emailing Erika Walter, ABC’s director of media relations, by Wednesday, March 13. Media is invited to attend the event from 12-3 p.m. ABC Convention 2024 is by invitation only.


Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 23,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.    

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