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 …

Scholarship Application Period Opens for High-Achieving Students Pursuing a Career in Construction

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 – JANUARY 5, 2018 (MANHEIM, Pa.) The Merit Shop Training and Research Center invites applications for its Merit Shop Construction Scholarships, awards dedicated to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction. An …

Apprenticeship – The First Step on the Path to a Successful Career in Construction

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

By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone As Director of Apprenticeship at Associated Builders & Contractors – Keystone Chapter, I am excited to express my support for National Apprenticeship Week and showcase the role of the Keystone Apprenticeship Program in helping to prepare a highly-skilled workforce to meet the …

ABC Keystone Recognizes Top Apprenticeship Craft Competitors

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 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017 (MANHEIM, PA.) The best of ABC Keystone’s fourth-year apprentices competed at the annual Apprenticeship Craft Competition, held at ABC Keystone’s training facility on October 27, for an opportunity to move on to …

ABC Keystone Celebrates Workforce Development During Careers in Construction Month

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

October 2017 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 Tuesday, October 17; Wednesday, October 18; Thursday, October 19 9 am – 1 pm each day ABC Keystone 135 Shellyland Road Manheim, …

Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards Eleven Scholarships

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

For more information, contact Kristi Pronovost 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2017 Eleven deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $24,000 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year brings the total to $473,000 that has been awarded …

ABC Keystone Center for Construction Careers Announces Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professionals of the Year & Graduates 54 Apprentices

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

For more information, contact Kristi Pronovost 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 31, 2017 (MANHEIM, PA) The ABC Keystone Center for Construction Careers graduated fifty-four apprentices and announced winners of the Craft Professionals of the Year and Instructor of the Year Awards on May 24, 2017, at the …