ANSI A92 Aerial Lift Standards Delayed Until 2020

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By: Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone The ANSI A92 Standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms has been delayed until March 1, 2020. As previously discussed, the updates will address design, terminology and training requirements. The main impact will be the training requirement for supervisors of the operators …

ABC Keystone’s Superintendent Training Program: Next Level Leadership for Every Supervisory Level

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By: Barbara Holtzapple, Director of Education, ABC Keystone The STP Program is a construction-specific curriculum developed, field tested and updated by and for contractors. This comprehensive series focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials on …

The Keystone Chapter Celebrates Apprenticeship

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By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications, ABC Keystone The Keystone Chapter is proud of the 400+ apprentices and pre-apprentices who are training to build America through ABC Keystone’s education programs. With the staggering shortage of skilled craftspeople available to fill much needed positions in the industry, these students …

Local Apprentices Compete in Annual Craft Competition at ABC Keystone

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org (MANHEIM, PA.) Five local apprentices received top scores at the ABC Keystone Annual Craft Competition on Saturday, September 21, 2019, held at the Chapter’s training facility in Manheim. Earning the top scores in their respective trades provides these apprentices …

ABC Keystone’s P-A Connection Pre-Apprenticeship Classes Ready for Successful Futures

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The Chapter’s grant-funded pre-apprenticeship program, P-A Connection, has provided education for a number of future apprentices over the past few months. These students have accomplished several phases of their education, and those that have graduated are now ready for employment. Contact Stephanie at the Chapter office to learn more about …

Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards Eleven Scholarships

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 11, 2019 (MANHEIM, PA.) Eleven deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $23,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year brings the total to $517,000 …

ABC Keystone Members Save!

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Affinity Program of the Month: Nissan North America Nissan North America and Associated Builders and Contractors present members with an exclusive program that makes it possible to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using exclusive incentives established by Nissan for ABC members. This is another tremendous benefit as a …

The Future Has Begun!

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By Stephanie Larkin, VP Education, Safety & Workforce Development, ABC Keystone On Friday, March 22, 2019, ABC Keystone’s inaugural group of high school pre-apprenticeship students took their seats and prepared to tackle “Introduction to Construction Math” – the first class in their 12-week journey through the NCCER Core Curriculum. There …

Building Minds. Building Skills. Building Futures.

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By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO If you haven’t noticed, this tag line shows up on ABC Keystone letterhead, business cards and publications. What does it really mean? Let’s take a look at our industry. Have you lately tried to find an unemployed professional craftsperson to hire? If you come …