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MEDIA ADVISORY: Apprentices and Journeymen Graduate from ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Progr

CONTACT: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR 619-997-2495 or

Apprenticeship and Journeymen Graduation Ceremony

Friday, June 8, 2017

6:45 p.m. Dinner / 7:30 p.m. Awards and Ceremony

Doubletree Hotel Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego

Fifty-five apprentices and craft trainees receive their apprenticeship and journeymen certificates after completing a four-year training program. The Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Training Trust Class of 2018 has completed a skilled trades program in crafts including plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, electronic systems technician, and sheet metal. Their course of study included four years of classroom and lab training, plus thousands of hours of practical field experience.

Special honors will recognize exceptional student achievements including perfect attendance, honors graduates, and outstanding graduates of the year. The 2018 Instructor of the Year will be named at this event. A surprise highlight video will be shown to students as part of the ceremony.

Members of the media are welcome to attend. If you cannot attend and would like an advance list of the honorees, link to the video, or photos from the event, please contact Gayle Falkenthal at

ABC San Diego thanks its 2018 graduation program sponsors: Silver Sponsors Bergelectric, Certified Air Conditioning, Davis Mechanical, Helix Electric, HPS Plumbing Services, Laser Electric, Milwaukee Tools, and Rowan Electric; and Bronze Sponsors Interpipe Contracting, Point Loma Nazarene University, and West Coast Air Conditioning.

About ABC San Diego

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. The San Diego Chapter of ABC represents construction and construction-related firms throughout San Diego County. To find out more about ABCSD, visit

ABCSD  I  13825 Kirkham Way Poway, CA 92064  I  Tel: 858.513.4700  I  Fax: 858.513.2373  I  I

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