MEDIA ADVISORY: Apprentices and Journeymen Graduate from ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Program on Friday, June 7

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


CONTACT:  Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR 619-997-2495 or GLF@SAN.RR.COM


Apprenticeship and Journeymen Graduation Ceremony

Friday, June 7, 2019

6:45 p.m. Dinner / 7:30 p.m. Awards and Ceremony
DoubleTree Hotel Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego


Eighty-four 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 2019 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 2019 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 GLF@SAN.RR.COM  


ABC San Diego thanks its 2019 graduation sponsors Ace Electric, American Sheet Metal, Bergelectric, Helix Electric, HPS Plumbing Services, Laser Electric, Rowan Electric, West Coast Group Benefits, and Supporting Sponsors Burns Sheet Metal, Challenger Sheet Metal Inc., Go-Staff, New Wave Electric, and Paradigm Mechanical Corp. Graduation gifts are provided by DeWalt, Ideal, and Milwaukee Tools. 


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 69 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

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