Solving Workforce Challenges While Transforming Lives

We create economic mobility through the dignity of work

Our Mission

“To lead in expanding economic opportunity in partnership with employers”

Our Purpose

“To provide life changing opportunities through the dignity of our work”

Our Senior Leadership Team

Nicholas Morgan

President

Carlos Pulido

Executive Vice President

Paul Champion

Director of Workforce Programs

Brad Morgan

Director of Technology

Julie Lee

Director of Finance

Ken Estrella

Director of Human Resources

Susana Salgado

Director of Employer Service

Karen Champion

Apprenticeship Manager

Fabian Robertson

Deputy Director

Our Way to High Performance

At ACS, we rely on our committed team and high performing culture to enhance our ability to create meaningful impact for those we serve, including each other.

Our organizational culture is driven by behaviors we define as the twelve “ACS Fundamentals.”

1. Have an ownership mentality

Find ways to serve the team by having an enterprise-wide perspective. Inspire others by genuine enthusiasm and keeping things fun. We’re all responsible for and benefit from our culture, so treasure and promote our image and reputation.

Be entrepreneurial

2. Embrace change

Regularly evaluate every aspect of your job to find ways to improve. Guard against complacency, be committed to accepting challenges, especially when this takes you outside of your comfort zone. Accept that what got us here is not the same as what will get us to the next level.

Be innovative

3. Speak responsibly, listen generously

Communicate professionally and take responsibility for what people hear by ensuring your message is received as intended. Be willing to have difficult conversations, respectfully. Be present and engaged by listening with care and empathy.

Communicate effectively

#4 Get clear on expectations

Prevent misunderstandings by discussing expectations upfront. Ask others to repeat and confirm their comprehension of expectations to ensure assigned tasks and accountabilities are mutually understood. To avoid confusion, on focus on related topics.

Be in sync

5. Respond to challenges

Step up and volunteer by putting in the effort to effectively work as a team. Practice blameless problem solving by not pointing fingers when there are complications. Identify lessons learned and improve our processes, so we do not make the same mistake twice.

Be a team player

6. Show meaningful appreciation

Regularly extend genuine acknowledgement and appreciation in all things large and small. Celebrate and communicate successes across the organization. Being acknowledged for a task well done is meaningful; being recognized for your character is lasting.

Be thankful

7. Make quality personal

Demonstrate a passion for excellence and take pride in everything you do. Never settle for mediocrity by challenging yourself to continuously improve. Honestly evaluate your work by asking yourself, “did I do my best?”

Commit to improve

8. Plan and anticipate

Identify the objectives needed to accomplish your goals. Careful analysis and planning will help you prepare for plausible outcomes. When planning, collaborate with others, research available resources to avoid redundancy.

Prepare for contingencies

9. Lead by example

Do the right thing in every action, decision, and behavior; especially when no one is looking. The best way to grow yourself and influence others is through your behavior and your actions. When things do not go as planned, take responsibility both formally and informally.

Set the bar

#10 Honor commitments

Do what you say you are going to do when you say you are going to do it. This includes being on time for all phone calls, appointments, meetings and promises. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others immediately and agree on a new deliverable to be honored.

Keep your promises

11. Walk in your customers’ shoes

The better you understand your internal and external customers, the more effectively you can anticipate their expectations. Understand your customers’ world through their perspective. Identify how their needs and challenges impact their decisions.

Know your customers

12. Deliver celebrity service

To create memorable experiences, provide a consistent customized service for internal and external customers. Go above and beyond to perform simple acts that result in a “WOW” factor that creates raving fans. Establish loyalty by treating customers as valued partners.

Over deliver

Awards and Recognitions

Our team is driven by a shared mission. We believe our impact is represented through the numerous awards from our partners and government agencies.

2019, 2020, 2021
HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion

For employing, training and retaining veterans (3x winner)

- U.S. Department of Labor

2021 - 2022
We Hire Ability

For hiring people with disabilities and creating an inclusive workforce

-Texas Workforce Commission

2021
Workforce Employer of the Year

For partnering with the workforce system to create impact in their community

- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)

Latest News, Stories, and Studies

National News Segment

Battlefields to solar fields: How veterans are finding careers in renewable energy

SPECTRUM NEWS - Quinn Young, a 23-year-old Army veteran, stepped out to a podium planted amid the scrub grass. It was early fall in northeast Texas, and he and hundreds of others had just about completed a solar farm the size of 1,500 football fields. Now, the company and local leaders were toasting him and others on the

Recognition for D&I

ABC Greater Houston Recognizes ACS for Diversity and Inclusion Excellence

HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Diversity Awards. Recognition was given to these members at the November 12th Membership Breakfast,

Grant Award Notice

U.S. DOL Awards $1.5M Grant to Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $1,561,667 for a National Dislocated Worker Grant for Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc. to support employment and training services to eligible transitioning military service members in Texas communities harmed significantly by the pandemic.

Veteran Hiring Designation

ACS wins third Hire Vets Platinum Award from Department of Labor VETS

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”

Veterans in Apprenticeship

McCarthy and Adaptive Construction Solutions partner to train veterans

As a tight labor market continues to make it difficult to meet the increasing construction labor demand, McCarthy Building Companies partnered with Adaptive Construction Solutions to hire and train veterans for solar and renewable energy projects. McCarthy piloted an Adaptive Construction Solutions program

Case Study

Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board and Adaptive Construction Solutions

The Board works closely with an array of employers, including for example, Adaptive Construction Solutions, a RAP sponsor with main offices in Houston, Texas. The ACS program is a group, non-joint RAP, which means ACS is a non-union program that has agreements with multiple employers to hire individuals as apprentices.

ACS Administrative & Training Center

(832) 619-1175

Info@GoApprenticeship.com

6509 W. Little York Rd.
Houston, Texas 77040