PLAINVILLE – A local trade association is putting down roots in a new development on Robert Jackson Way.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut Inc., or CT ABC, and the Construction Education Center, or CEC, will move from Rocky Hill to a bigger space in Plainville next week.
“We’re super excited,” said Christopher Fryxell, president of CT ABC. “This gives us far more opportunities.”
The business, with an emphasis in trade training, is looking to expand education opportunities through its newly constructed 8,000-square foot building at 35 Robert Jackson Way.
“The town of Plainville will get a lot more exposure,” said Mark DeVoe, town director of economic development and planning.
Students come from all over the state to learn in the construction education program by CT ABC.
Fryxell said CT ABC and the education center plan to reach out more to local schools. The center is already included on Plainville High School’s online list of construction schools in the area.
CT ABC and the education center recently had an informational booth at Southington High School for a career event, and another one is planned for May in Wallingford.
“Construction jobs are fantastic jobs,” Fryxell said. “We’re trying to get that message out and get students excited.”
More information can be found at http://www.ctabc.org/