Located within the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone premises, ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship program is operated out of a brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility, with opportunities for hands-on learning across a number of disciplines, including Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, HVAC, Electrical work, Masonry, Plumbing, and Sheet metal. Heavy Equipment training is offered off-site and in partnership with Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.
Most of ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship program are 4-year endeavors in which apprentices have the opportunity to get paid while they learn. Our earn-while-you-learn approach starts at 60% the Journeyman’s rate, with a 5% increase every 1000 hours (or six months’ worth of training). A majority of our students are employed by local contractors, allowing them to get a head start on their careers while combining hands-on experience and a classroom environment.
As you progress in your apprenticeship training, you will receive increasing responsibility and hands-on training in your selected trade.
As an entry-level student, you will participate in classroom learning to gain the foundational skills critical to your success on the jobsite. Our instructors posess high-level trade knowledge and have a minimun of journeymen level experience. They are passionate about their trades and inspiring the next generation. This combination provides you with practical knowledge that goes beyond book learning to take your skills to the next level.
Moving into your second, third, and fourth years, apprentices will learn advanced skills required by employers to meet industry and technology demands.
For careers that require special licensing, ABC Keystone offers a 13-week training course, geared toward helping students pass their licensing test with flying colors.
A career in construction is often a great fit for those who have proudly served our country. In fact, the U.S. Government offers eligible veterans a stipend, allowing them to earn the Journeyperson’s salary rate while enrolled in classes.
Are you ready to earn while you learn?