Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter Signs 12th Articulation Agreement

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2019 (MANHEIM, PA.) Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter (ABC Keystone) is excited to announce its 12th articulation agreement. Berks Connections/Pretrial Services is the most recent entity to sign an articulation agreement with …

ABC Keystone Apprentices Receive Visit from PPL

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The rain held off on Friday, April 26th to allow for former ABC Keystone Apprenticeship graduates, Blair Snavely and Derik Carpenter, to review PPL’s safety procedures and policies with current first year Electrical apprentices. Blair and Derik also demonstrated the correct use of the required PPE equipment that is a …

Thank You to Our Apprenticeship Instructors!

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The Keystone Chapter appreciates the contributions of our Apprenticeship Program Instructors, and we thank them for their dedication to teaching upcoming craft professionals. On Tuesday, April 23, ABC Keystone leadership, staff and instructors gathered in celebration of another successful education year at the Chapter training facility. On behalf of the …

ABC Keystone Receives PASmart Pre-Apprenticeship Grant Increasing No-cost Trade Education Opportunities for 20 Area Youth, Returning Citizens, and the Underemployed

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2019 (MANHEIM, PA.) Associated Builders & Contractors – Keystone Chapter (ABC Keystone) was recently awarded a $67,182 PASmart Pre-Apprenticeship Grant through the PA Department of Labor & Industry to create the Lancaster-Berks Construction …

ABC Keystone Members Celebrate Careers in Construction Month

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By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications This past month was a celebration of Careers in Construction for the Keystone Chapter, and every week brought new faces to the Chapter training facility. Once again this year we hosted Construction Wars and introduced nearly 200 students to the construction industry. …

Local Apprentices Compete in Craft Competition at ABC Keystone

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 22, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA.) The best of ABC Keystone’s fourth-year apprentices went toe-to-toe competing for an opportunity to move onto the 2019 ABC National Craft Competition to be held March 27, 2019, in Long …

ABC Keystone Celebrates Workforce Development During 2018 Careers in Construction Month

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October 2018 is “Careers in Construction Month” in Pennsylvania, and we invite you to join us at the following events as we celebrate the Construction Industry: Construction Wars: A Middle School Career Exploration Event Tuesday, October 16; Wednesday, October 17; or Thursday, October 18 9 am – 1 pm each …

Chapter Apprentices Learn through Hands-on Activities

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Hands-on learning is a priority for our apprenticeship instructors. The Carpentry 4 class recently took advantage of one of these hands-on opportunities thanks to the generous loan of equipment by Warfel Construction Company. The class used an Electronic Theodolite that Warfel Construction Company provided on long-term loan.  Instructor Tom Fasnacht …

ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Instructors are Ready to Start the New School Year!

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By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone ABC Apprenticeship instructors are ready to start the new school year! All instructors recently attended an Instructor Orientation, during which Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, reviewed the Skills Lab safety procedures with instructors to help ensure the safety of all while …

Elizabethtown High School Student Job Shadows Keystone Chapter’s Apprenticeship Instructor/Shop Manager

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By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications, ABC Keystone The Keystone Chapter is always striving to share with students the education and career opportunities available in the construction industry. Recently, Tom Fasnacht, ABC Keystone Instructor/Shop Manager, shared these opportunities by hosting a job shadowing experience for an Elizabethtown high …