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Division of Professional Licensure

Office of Private Occupational School Education

License to Operate A Private Occupational School

License Number : 13100146

The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCMA) is the largest construction trade association in the Commonwealth, representing over 400 local general contractor, subcontractor, supplier and associate companies. These companies employ more than 22,000 workers throughout Massachusetts. 

The Merit Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a training coalition of merit shop contractors that have joined together to train individuals interested in pursuing careers in the construction trades. Training not only strengthens our companies, but also builds the future workforce we in construction so desperately need. 


Turn To The Gould Construction Institute
For High Quality, Cost-Effective Training.

GCI offers construction training to educate YOUR current work force and develop the next generation of trained craftspeople in:

  • General Construction
  • Safety Training
  • Trade-Specific Apprenticeship Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management Programs

Seven Locations Available!

North Adams

Use your G.I. Bill Benefits for Education and Training.

GCI has a state approved program for the G.I. Bill educational benefits under Titles 38 and 10 of the United States Code.
Call GCI for more information.

Please note that GCI is in compliance with Executive Order 13607 - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.

Building Our Future Scholarship

​ABC MA is pleased to announce that applications for the new Building Our Future Scholarship are now available. The Building Our Future Scholarship was established by the ABC MA Board of Directors to develop future talent for the construction industry.  The scholarship is open to students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in construction. Students accepted into or currently enrolled in a two-year college construction degree program or ABC's Merit Apprenticeship Program are also eligible.  At the discretion of the Board of Building our Future Scholarship Fund, students pursuing other fields of post-secondary education related to construction may also be eligible. 

Applications for 2017 are due on March 30, 2017.

Click here to apply now