Skilled Trades Partnerships

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has partnered with Lincoln College of Technology in Grand Prairie, Texas since 2007. The Texas chapter is a non-profit Texas-based HVAC/R organization dedicated to offering exceptional customer service to more than 600 member companies across Texas. The Grand Prairie campus works with a local ACCA contractor by providing career training in HVAC Technology.


American Welding Society (AWS)
The American Welding Society (AWS) is a non-profit organization with the goal to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development.

Lincoln College of Technology’s AWS Student Chapter is an active chapter of the American Welding Society. The school works with experienced members of our local AWS Section to promote welding and enhance career opportunities.


Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is dedicated to advancing integration of automation for residential and commercial buildings, helping members create increased market opportunities and supporting multi-disciplinary partnerships. CABA conducts workshops and career fairs for Lincoln’s Electronic Systems Technician (EST) program in Melrose Park, IL.


National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created in 1996. NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials.

NCCER provides Lincoln’s Electronic Systems Technician (EST) and Welding Technology graduates with the opportunity to sit for various certifications.


National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)
National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. NCSA conducts workshops, career fairs, and seminars for Electronic Systems Technician (EST) students and graduates of Lincoln College of Technology in Melrose Park, Illinois.


Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)
Lincoln College of Technology in Grand Prairie, Texas is proud of the partnership it has held with the Refrigeration Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) since 2009. RETA consists of individuals and companies involved in the design, operation, and service of industrial refrigeration systems. RETA provides education and training to Lincoln students, as well as networking benefits, for both experienced operators and those who have recently entered the rapidly-expanding field.

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