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Want a job that turns into a career?

With rising costs of living and education there are alternative approaches than the traditional model to gain a career.

Join an Apprenticeship

- Job with clear career advancement

- Earn while you learn new skills

- Gain both experience and credentials

No tuition, training is paid by employers and workforce system


Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs)

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an employer-centric strategy to effectively recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers. RAPs combine paid on-the-job learning (OJL) with related instruction (RI) to progressively increase workers’ skill levels and wages.

RAPs provide job seekers immediate employment into roles that pay sustainable wages and offer career pathways as they gain industry recognized, nationally portable credentials.

Apprenticeships are an employer driven approach to developing a highly skilled workforce

What does an apprenticeship provide you?

Apprenticeships are an effective way to gain a job
that offers advancement and a clear pathway to a career.

Paid Job

Starts with a paid job that provides
competitive wages day one

On-the-Job Training

Gain skills and experience in a work
setting while earning a paycheck


Accelerate learning through
supplemental related instruction


Advance your career by learning
from industry professionals

Rewards for Skill Gains

Receive wage increase as new skills
and experience are gained


Earn industry-recognized and
nationally portable credentials

Veterans in Apprenticeships

Benefits for Veterans

Employers recognize the value veterans bring to the workplace but often find it challenging to connect with transitioning service members and veterans seeking employment. Employers see higher retention rates from veterans and report that their veteran employees demonstrate proven leadership, an ability to work well under pressure, and a strong work ethic.

An apprenticeship is a natural fit for veterans who prefer work-based learning models that allow them to “earn while they learn.” Veterans can access GI Bill® benefits to receive an extra allowance in addition to their apprentice wages. The combination of veteran benefits and apprentice wage acts as a financial bridge to starting a new career. By participating in a GI Bill® approved program, veterans can take a major step in launching their new career.

Apprenticeships Ease the Transition Process Service Members

Learn how GI Bill Benefits are provided to Veterans enrolled in an Apprenticeship

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Get Started

Your Apprenticeship Starts Here

Fast track your career by starting an apprenticeship.
Follow these steps.

Research apprenticeship opportunities

Learn how apprenticeships work and watch a few videos on successful apprentices

Contact our team for openings

Interested job seekers should contact our team or apply directly for a current opening

Stay engaged with our team

Ask questions and regularly follow up while we look to match you with an employer

Interview with partnering employers

Be prepared to interview with an employer and consider job requirements

Start job as a paid apprentice

Complete all onboarding requirements and prepare to start new job and training as an apprentice


Apprenticeship Opportunities

ACS is currently recruiting for multiple positions.
Apply for open positions with partnering employer
through the ACS career page.

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1 - Year, 2,000 hours of OJL (Level 1)

Telecommunications Tower Technician

Repair, install, maintain, and test radio and cellular communications
equipment mounted on towers, buildings, or mobile.

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1 - Year or 2,000 Hours of OJL

Energy Utilities Installer Apprentice

Perform laborer roles including using schematics to install piles,
assemble racking systems, and other non-electrical components.

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2 - Years or 4,000 Hours of OJL

Career Development Technician

Conducts outreach, interviews, and support individuals
into jobs; designs, and operates workforce
development programs.

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1 - Year or 2,000 Hours of OJL

Service Technician

Assembles, maintains, and repairs heavy equipment
and machinery in a shop and field enviornment.

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1 - Year or 2,000 Hours of OJL

Digital Graphic Designer

Digitally design or create commercial or promotional
graphics including displays and logos using artistic
or decorative effects.

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3 - Years or 5,200 to 6,000 Hours of OJL

Structural Ironworker

Place and join steel girders, columns, and other
pieces to form structural frameworks using
tools, cranes, and other equipment.

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2 - Years or 4,000 Hours of OJL

Civil Construction Laborer

Uses hand and power tools, operates equipment,
surveys and prepare sites, set braces and erects scaffolding.

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1 - Year or 2,500 Hours of OJL

Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Operates and maintains machinery and heavy
equipment in accordance with blueprints,
schematics, and instructions.

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Apply today to be connected with a partnering employer

Search currently available opportunities with participating employers.

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Great program!! Gives you the opportunity to start a career utilizing much of the skill set you acquired throughout your work it from the military or the private sector. More than that, it's an opportunity to get your foot in the door in a new industry so you can bet on yourself...and what you are worth!!

Clinton Cook

Veteran, U.S. Army

ACS is a good foundation to have under you when entering the civilian workforce. As a Veteran, it is sometimes difficult to adapt to the culture let alone finding a job where you can use your military background. ACS gives you the basic tools and knowledge you need to get your foot into the door of the countless working-class jobs here in the Houston area. With several Veteran staff members it is easy to make professional friends/peers to count on. Additionally, they can take the trade you may already know and further your education in that particular field. Allowing you to get a few steps ahead of the curve for an expressed career start.

Kevin Cutler

Veteran, U.S. Army

Amazing people to work with in making that transition from a military lifestyle to the civilian world. I cannot speak highly enough about ACS and its staff. Everyone from Carlos to Ramon and many more have been nothing but helpful to my family and myself. If you’re looking for that next step in a new career and you’re a veteran, then this is your company. They have many apprenticeship programs that allow you to use your GI Bill to achieve your goals. Thank you Carlos and staff!!!!!

Theo Schrock III

Veteran, U.S. Army

This veteran owned company is 1 in a million. Between helping veterans and civilians get amazing jobs at a nice pay is all you could hope for. During my training with ACS I kept recommending this to all my friends looking for jobs. I would rate this company a 20/10.

Angel Martinez

Veteran, U.S. Army


Apprenticeship Success Stories

Success Through Perseverance

After transitioning from the Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic in 2019, Alexis struggled to find a job related to his military experience. After a few months he found himself homeless and living in his car. ACS was able to place Alexis into a job while providing additional support through the service technician apprenticeship.

“I'm thankful for ACS… I went from homeless to having my own place. That's the whole purpose of ACS. That's their goal, just to help veterans.” – Alexis Felix, Veteran USMC

Creating Pathways for Others

Jennifer was a Patriot Enhanced Operator System Maintainer working on missiles and the launching stations. After a complicated transition and lack of employment opportunities, Jennifer depleted her savings and incurred debt. Upon moving to Houston to be near family she discovered ACS and was offered an apprenticeship on the recruiting team.

“Before ACS, I was back living with my parents and it kind of felt like I was starting at square one again. Now I have my own apartment. I've been able to pay that debt off. Now I got myself, my dream car. So, it's worked out.” - Jennifer Ramos, Veteran, U.S. Army

Overcoming the Odds

Growing up without a father, Victor moved from place-to-place, shelter-to-shelter, and state-to-state. After aging out of the foster care system, Victor struggled finding a job that offered career opportunities. Upon discovering the ACS apprenticeship program, Victor was placed into a job and was paid while earning industry recognized credentials.

“I'd recommend the program to anybody who's not afraid to do some hard work. ACS has definitely changed my life.” – Victor Adams

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand must workers are not familiar with the apprenticeship model. When considering an apprenticeship it is best to ask questions so you understand how they work and what is expected in your new job.

Each apprenticeship differs in length based on the occupation. At a minimum they are 2,000 hours of paid on-the job training.

Each program requires a minimum of 144 hours of related instruction per year. Instruction is delivered through a combination of classroom, virtual, and self-study.

Yes, each apprentice submits information regarding related experience and course work for review by program sponsor.

Apprentices never pay any costs for our programs. Employers and the public workforce system sponsor all costs related to your participation in the ACS apprenticeship.

Stay Informed

Latest News, Stories, and Studies

ACS and Global Apprenticeship Network

Adaptive Construction Solutions Joins GAN Global Board of Directors

Adaptive Construction Solutions is honored to announce its acceptance to the Board of Directors and Governance Council of the GAN Global Apprenticeship Network. Our mission to increase the quality of life of apprentices through the dignity of work is core to developing quality apprenticeship frameworks. We are proud to further our mission in partnership with GAN Global!

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.

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.

Awards and Recognitions

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, 2022, 2023
HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion

For employing, training and retaining veterans (5x winner)

- U.S. Department of Labor

2021 - 2022
We Hire Ability

For hiring people with disabilities and creating an inclusive workforce

-Texas Workforce Commission

Workforce Employer of the Year

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

- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)

Please contact us to discuss apprenticeship opportunities

ACS Administrative & Training Center

(832) 353-3459

6509 W. Little York Rd.
Houston, Texas 77040