Keystone Chapter Highlights National Apprenticeship Week

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone  Two years after completing a massive $5.3 million renovation, the Keystone chapter was on display this week in a celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, a week long focus on the importance of apprenticeship and skilled training across the nation. The Keystone …

A Time of Thanksgiving

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By Donna J. Shoff, President, H.L. Wiker, Inc. and ABC Keystone Chair of the Board Thanksgiving Day originated in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each year in November. In modern times, …

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

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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 …

Turning Purple To Red

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone  Since 2006, Pennsylvania has enjoyed bipartisan representation in the United States Senate. After years of Republican control with the late Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum, the watershed election of 2006 opened the door for Democrats in many states, including Pennsylvania.  Voters …

We’re Hiring! Full-Time Administrative Assistant

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Manheim/Mount Joy area:  Construction trade association seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to join its Education Team to provide full educational administrative assistance. Must have the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a team, and under tight deadlines; have strong organizational …

Tips for Hiring the Right Personnel

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By: Eric Gurnsey, General Manager, Tradesmen International In the short time that I have been in a position of hiring office personnel, I have quickly learned that hiring slow is one of the best practices one can have. Creating and maintaining a prosperous environment will never be an exact science …