News Releases

June 5, 2009
Construction Education Center (CEC) Adds New Classroom in Fairfield County (doc)

September 2, 2008
Skilled labor shortage puts new demands on Connecticut construction contractors

June 12, 2008
Construction Education Center & CT ABC Host Joint Event (doc)

June 25, 2007
Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) and the Construction Education Center Announce New Joint Web Site (doc)

February 14, 2007
CEC offering Spanish & English OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Safety Training Online (pdf)

January 23, 2007
Construction Education Center, Inc. Approved as Private Occupational School by CT Commissioner of Higher Education (pdf)

October 25, 2006
CT ABC Develops Nonprofit Training Organization (pdf)


About CEC

The Construction Education Center, Inc. is a nonprofit training organization located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Launched by Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut, Inc. (CT ABC), The Center’s core mission is to provide quality training and education programs in order to advance careers and long-term opportunities in response to construction industry needs and to enhance the quality, safety and competitiveness of constructors within and outside the state.

On January 11, 2007, the Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education approved The Center to operate a private occupational school in the State of Connecticut. This distinction signifies that The Center is authorized to offer postsecondary training programs in Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Higher Education regulates and oversees private occupational schools licensed in Connecticut.

All courses provided by The Center are taught by qualified trades people, professionals and/or professors of construction management programs. In addition to apprenticeship in the HVAC, Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Carpentry trades and safety courses, The Center will provide professional development courses including Plan Reading, Site Layout, Site Estimating, Supervisory Training and Planning and Scheduling. The Center also is an approved provider of Continuing Education Unit courses (CEUs) by the State of Connecticut for Licensed Plumbers and Electricians.

For more information about Construction Education Center, Inc. and the courses and programs provided, please contact the Education Director at or at 800-358-8825.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Construction Education Center is to provide standardized training in order to prepare individuals for gainful employment and long term opportunities in the construction industry.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Melissa Sheffy, Chair, Network Interiors

Charles Juhasz, Vice Chair, KBE Building Corporation

Ron Wunnemann, Treasurer, Supreme Industries, Inc.

Nancy Chiero, Director, Southington High School

Paul Gray, Director, EMCOR/New England Mechanical Services, Inc.

Mark Madore, Director, Interstate Electrical Services Corporation

Kirk Paluska, Director, Ductco, LLC

Don Poulin, Director, EMCOR/New England Mechanical Services, Inc.

Jeff Kertanis, Director, Eugene Steinberg Company

Nate Breglio, Director, Crest Mechanical

Joe Modugno, Director, J & B Mechanical

Chris Fryxell, Ex-Officio, Associated Builders & Contractors of Connecticut, Inc.