ABC Keystone Apprentices Receive Visit from PPL

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

The rain held off on Friday, April 26th to allow for former ABC Keystone Apprenticeship graduates, Blair Snavely and Derik Carpenter, to review PPL’s safety procedures and policies with current first year Electrical apprentices. Blair and Derik also demonstrated the correct use of the required PPE equipment that is a …

Thank You to Our Apprenticeship Instructors!

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

The Keystone Chapter appreciates the contributions of our Apprenticeship Program Instructors, and we thank them for their dedication to teaching upcoming craft professionals. On Tuesday, April 23, ABC Keystone leadership, staff and instructors gathered in celebration of another successful education year at the Chapter training facility. On behalf of the …

Free Enterprise Day Highlights Workforce Development Need

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Every year, ABC members from across Pennsylvania come together in Harrisburg to take part in the advocacy program known as Free Enterprise Day. The day is packed with meetings with legislators, staff, and administration officials, incorporating networking and other helpful programs …

House Legislation to Focus on Construction E-Verify

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone This week, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) circulated a co-sponsorship memo to his House colleagues for legislation that would require the use of E-verify for construction industry employees. Mackenzie, who maintained a B rating with ABC in the 2017-2018 legislation session and sits …

ABC Keystone Nets Silver Grassroots Award

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone At last week’s ABC Convention in Long Beach, CA, the ABC National office recognized various levels of commitment to advocacy among the 69 chapters nationwide. Criteria for recognition included: Regular communications to members regarding advocacy issues Dedicated committee structures Improved lobbying efforts …