ABC Keystone's Apprenticeship Training Center
Apprenticeship & Craft Training
in Central PA

About Us

ABC Keystone's Apprenticeship Training Center

ABC's Keystone's Apprenticeship Program:

Build Your Education.
Craft Your Career.
Secure Your Future.

Located within the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone premises, ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship program is operated out of a state-of-the-art training facility, with opportunities for hands-on learning across a number of disciplines, including Assembler, Pre-engineered Buildings, Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, HVAC, Heavy Equipment Operator (offered off-site), Electrical, Masonry, Pipe-fitting, Plumbing, and Sheet metal.

Earn While You Learn!

Most of ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship programs 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. If you enroll as an unsponsored applicant, our team will work to place you with an approved contractor.

ABC's Keystone's PA-registered apprenticeship programs are approved by the Office of Apprenticeship and both the Federal and the Pennsylvania Departments of Labor.

ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Carpentry

Apprenticeship at a Glance

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.

Your Career Starts Here.

Blended training with two daytime classes per month and additional online components.

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.

Each person that enters the construction industry is on the path to earning a competitive salary, learning a new skill and building America with their own hands.

Veterans Wanted!

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?