206 Students and Educators from 13 Local School Districts Attend Hands-on Career Exploration Event

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, News Releases

Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA.) Over the course of three days, March 13-15, 2018, 206 students and educators participated in Construction Wars, a career exploration event offering hands-on activities designed to introduce students to the …

ABC Keystone Apprentices Show Quality Craftsmanship in Long Beach, CA

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications Five ABC Keystone apprentices, representing four trades and three ABC member companies, flew across the country to Long Beach, California last week to compete against the nation’s finest skilled craftspeople at the National Craft Championships. The experiences gained by these individuals will …

Workforce Development – What is it?

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone Workforce Development has become the buzz phrase being bantered about everywhere. We hear it from employers, educators, state government and even in the recent State of the Union message. While it is FINALLY great to hear about the skilled trades on all fronts, …

ABC Keystone Apprentices Compete at the National Craft Championships and Earn Top Awards

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, News Releases

Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 24, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Keystone) is proud to announce that five of their high-achieving apprentices competed at the National Craft Championships (NCC) held on March …

Training Facility Mezzanine Outfitted for Sheet Metal Training

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

Sheet Metal Instructor Matt Zook and the Sheet Metal apprenticeship classes are taking full advantage of the newly renovated mezzanine area in the skills lab at ABC’s Keystone Center for Construction Careers. A portion of the mezzanine has recently been converted from storage space into a fully outfitted sheet metal …

Celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone Americans are ready to rebuild our neglected infrastructure – schools, highways, bridges, dams, public transit. But we also can’t neglect the big challenge ahead of us: filling a shortage of 500,000 skilled construction workers—a number that could double if the promise of a …

Carpentry 4 Class Covers Advanced Stair Systems with Instructor Tom Fasnacht

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

ABC Apprenticeship Carpentry 4 class recently covered the Advanced Stair Systems module from the NCCER curriculum. Instructor Tom Fasnacht had the students in the lab doing their hands-on performance profile which covered these areas: Install open service stair treads and risers Install treads and risers on open, closed, and/or combination …