Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council

Building Arizona Together


The Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council is the state’s premier source for construction craftspeople in all trade areas. Whether your construction project is large, medium or small, we can build it from the ground up in partnership with owners and contractors who will provide your project with:

Quality workmanship
Journeymen and apprentices who are well-trained and at the top of their professions
A reliable, safety-focused labor force
On-time, within-budget project completion
Work that’s done right…the first time!

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Growing the Best Craftspeople in the Construction Industry


Through our members’ training and apprenticeship programs, we prepare our apprentices to learn the newest techniques in their trades, as well as making safety training priority number one.

No matter which trade interests a prospective apprentice, the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council has a world-class member training program that will enable him or her to set the foundation for a successful career while earning a competitive salary and getting real-world experience on the job site.

Contact one of our apprenticeship programs for more information.

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Latest News and Events


Phoenix City Council, Tucson City Council Pass Historic Prevailing Wage Ordinances

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 9, 2024) – Both the Phoenix City Council and Tucson City Council passed prevailing wage ordinances within hours of each other Tuesday, Jan. 9, demonstrating their support for working families in the state’s two largest metro areas. “This is a great day for Phoenix and Tucson working families and sets a positive […]

Trades Building Futures First Cohort Graduates

Congratulations to the first cohort to graduate from the Trades Build Futures Apprenticeship Readiness Program coordinated by AZBTC in partnership with Las Artes Arts and Education, Pima County Community and Workforce Development, and SER Jobs for Progress. Students Albert Morales, Armando Arellano, Demitria Wendt, John Fraire, Jose Manuel Hernandez, and Julian Cruz completed the accelerated […]

AZBTC Launches Pima Apprenticeship Readiness Program

AZBTC launched the Trades Building Futures program in Pima County. The apprenticeship readiness program provides an introduction to the construction and building trades. Upon completion, students enter one of the AZBTC-affiliated Registered Apprenticeship programs where they will master skills and gain valuable on-the-job experience in preparation for careers in the building trades. We want to […]

AZBTC Apprenticeship Readiness Program Awarded $150,000 in Grants

AZBTC’s innovative Multi-Craft Core Curriculum apprenticeship readiness program (MC3) was awarded two $75,000 grants from North America’s Building Trades Unions and its TradeFutures program. The first grant was awarded for the Pima County Trades Building Futures program developed in partnership with SER Jobs for Progress, Pima County Workforce Development and Las Artes Youth Program. The […]

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