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 …

Join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event!

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By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone Companies and apprentices have spoken, and we are listening. Please join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event on Wednesday, August 8, at 3:30 pm to hear about the exciting future plans to increase hands-on activities for apprenticeship classes. See plans for and …

“Apprenticeship” – The New Buzz Word

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By: G. David Sload, ABC Keystone President-CEO Whether it be at the State level or the Federal level, legislators are using the word “Apprenticeship” to help define the solution to the workforce crisis. Everyone is jumping on board. School districts and post-secondary educational institutions are trying to figure out how …

ABC Members Highlight Historic LegCon Visit

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Each year, ABC National showcases the vital advocacy efforts of the organization with a weeklong Legislative Conference, or LegCon, in Washington, D.C. The conference is filled with seminars, meetings, and speakers, culminating in an advocacy day throughout the halls of Congress. ABC members …

What’s In There? A Budget Primer

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With the Pennsylvania Senate set to vote on the 2018-2019 general appropriations bill, commonly referred to as the “budget,” this week, it looks like the legislature will wrap up early or on time for the first time in several years. The bill passed …