Nabholz University

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Grow our people – it’s right there in our purpose. To that end, we’ve created multiple training programs and career advancement opportunities through our in-house Nabholz University. From our Carpentry Apprenticeship Program to Craft Leadership Development, a Superintendent Development Program to various leadership courses, we are committed to helping our employees build a rewarding career in the industry.


Quality construction starts with quality people. That’s why Nabholz offers a Carpentry Apprenticeship program led by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced carpenters in our region. This four-year program is open to anyone interested in the carpentry profession. We currently offer in-person classes in Conway, Little Rock, and Rogers, Arkansas and in Springfield, Missouri. Remote learning is available to our other locations.
What to Expect
A team of experienced Nabholz construction professionals will serve as your instructors, combining their years of experience with a solid curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education & Research. Classes meet one evening a week and run for nine months each year–from late August through early May. The entire program takes four years to complete. Instruction isn’t limited to just the classroom–your instructors will guide you through real-world, hands-on project experiences. When you graduate you will receive a diploma from the US Department of Labor and Nabholz University.
Program Cost
Apprentice participants are only asked to pay for their textbook. This varies from year to year, with the most recent textbook priced at $85. The cost for current Nabholz employees is $50.
How To Apply
Email or call Chris Kotter at 479.659.7829 for more information and to apply.

Though many Nabholz employees participate in this program, this is not a job or job offer and you will not be compensated for participation in the program. Completing this program does not guarantee a job offer from Nabholz. To register as a certified carpenter with the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Office, participants must also be currently employed in construction, receiving concurrent on-the-job training and registered classroom studies (i.e. the Nabholz University Carpentry Apprenticeship program). AA/EOE. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons Encouraged to Apply.

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In addition to apprenticeship programs, Nabholz University offers unique continuing education, advanced management training, professional development seminars, and consultations for Nabholz team members throughout the company. These programs include:
  • Craft Leadership Development (1 year) – Invests in craft employees who demonstrate potential for supervisory roles.
  • Superintendent Development Program (2-4 years) – Advances key field personnel into future field manager positions.
  • Discover Management Development (1 year) – Grows employees who demonstrate high potential for future leadership roles.
  • Project Fast Start (10 weeks) – Educates and empowers new and future managers at the project level.
  • Leadership Exploration and Development (1 year) – Develops advanced leadership skills through classroom and practical application experiences.
Full-time employees having worked for the company for a period of one year are eligible for consideration in the tuition reimbursement program.

Contact Tina Davis at 501.505.5948 for more information about any of these programs.