Recent Events

2016 Southington High School Construction Site Field Trip

Southington High School students interested in careers in construction went on a field trip recently to a job site at Hartford Hospital where one of CTABC's member contractors is working.  They observed and discussed actual construction job site activity and safety procedures.


Construction Education Center, in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of CT, well known for its outstanding events and support for the industry, was proud to unveil the Construction Pro Rodeo! This 2-day expo at the Durham Fairgrounds featured a skills competitions for apprentices as they test out their skills and expertise.

Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the event.

HVAC Apprentices working on Training Board


Newtown High School Career Expo: April 7, 2011

The Construction Education Center attended the Career Expo at Newtown High School to discuss careers in the construction industry and the training that is available in those fields. 

NHS Career Expo

Newtown High School Career Expo

students looking at CEC information

CEC Education Director and NHS students

Jennifer Piqueira, Education Director (second from left) discusses the CEC with students.  


CEC Annual Dinner: May 26, 2010

The Construction Education Center (CEC) and Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) hosted its 3rd annual Safety & Training Celebration on May 26, 2010 at the Greater Hartford Jaycees Boathouse in Hartford, CT. The event honored construction companies who received the 2010 STEP awards from ABC National, completed apprentices, the CEC instructor recognition.

New CEC Directors

Newly installed members of the CEC Board of Directors

Rene Carrasquillo, Castle Concrete (left),

Mark Madore, Electrical Contractors, Inc. (center),

Dan Resendes, USA Mechanical (right)

2010 Apprenticeship Training graduates

Some of the Apprentices that completed their training in 2010.

2010 Instructors of the Year

2010 CEC Instructors of the Year recipients from United Steel.


Field Trip for High School Students: December 16, 2009

The Construction Education Center, Southington High School and ABC member contractors have been working for the past year to introduce students to the career possibilities in construction.

These photos were taken at a field trip to a new construction site.