Apprenticeship Programs

AZAGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund Program

The AZAGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund offers U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship programs and heavy civil craft training.

In 2000, the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. Apprenticeship Trust Fund was organized because the chapter recognized the importance of having a skilled, trained and safe labor workforce. The trust was created as a vehicle to train and educate people who are interested in pursuing careers in the construction industry. The trust is governed by a board of trustees composed of five to seven members of the association. The board manages the trust’s affairs and determines the training needs for the industry. The trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies as a charitable organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Contact us at 602-252-3926 to find out about current apprenticeship opportunities and/or to discuss how we can customize a program to meet your specific workforce needs.


Now Enrolling for Phoenix Cohort 12 Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program

Orientation is June 7, 2024, 4:30-6:00pm at the AGC Office

HEO Program Flyer June 2024

Apply Online Here


Current AZAGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund Board of Trustees:

Chuck English
Hunter Contracting Co. 
AZAGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund Chairman

Christopher Bagby LEED AP
APDM & EHS Director
Markham Contracting Co., Inc.
AZAGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund Secretary

Matt Carpenter
Chief Operating Officer &
Senior Vice President
Haydon Building Corp.

Alex DeClusin 
Sunland Asphalt & Construction, LLC

David Martin
Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.

Rocky Mitchell
Senior HR Operations Manager
Granite Construction Co. 

Bryan Mueller
Vice President / Project Executive
Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC

2024 Apprenticeship Graduation 

On February 23, 2024, the Apprenticeship Trust held a wonderful celebration at the Phoenix Children’s Museum with our apprenticeship program graduates and their proud families and friends. 25 graduates earned their journeyman certificate. It was a very inspiring occasion, and we wish them all the best as they build their careers in this great industry. Thank you sponsors Empire Machinery, Haydon Companies, Hunter Contracting, and Markham Contracting.