ICUAC – The ONLY minority-based State and Federal Certified Apprenticeship Program in America!

The ICUAC is sponsored by the National Black Contractors Association. It was established to help the inner-city youth to become a part of the construction industry.


The ICUAC meets all requirements to work on public works projects, per the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) of Section 1777.5 of the labor code.




The Black Contractors Association (BCA)’s Training Center is a 10,000 sq. foot facility. It provides classroom and workshop hands-on training.


All apprentices must be State and Federal certified to attend apprenticeship classes at the A. T. C. This means that a contractor must sponsor his/her apprentice into the program and pay the required training fee per man-hour. This helps support the program’s training trust fund.


The ICUAC offers services for the following trades:

  • Carpenters
  • Millworks
  • Drywall
  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Stucco Lathing
  • Acoustical Suspended Ceiling                                         


Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) requires that all subcontractors must request a dispatch of apprentices. With the ICUAC, subcontractors will receive the benefit of their training fund contributions because they are invested back into their apprentices!


The target population of the ICUAC is the inner-city youth. The Black Contractors Association has a long history of providing opportunities to minorities in the state of California, and have stretched to a National level.