A First from ABC Keystone!
Workforce development is a phrase that is used often today by legislators, the education system and the community, but it is a phrase that is not always fully understood. Here at ABC Keystone, we understand workforce development.
In 2018, the Chapter embarked on newly-energized workforce development strategic goal setting, and 2019 was the first incarnation of these ambitious objectives. Over the course of the year, we brought careers in construction to over 4,127 interested individuals.
This 2019 Workforce Development Annual Report is designed to share with you the many initiatives being developed and put into action by ABC Keystone through partnership with our members. We have seen tremendous growth in our reach over the past year, and the Chapter is poised to build on these successes in the future.
Board Commitment to Workforce Development
The ABC Keystone Chapter has a robust strategic planning process. Every year, members and staff convene to review goals, objectives, leading indicators and supporting actions to continually refine the work of the association.
The 2019 Chapter Strategic Plan laid out a very clear goal: Be the leading force in the construction industry for workforce development and training by offering award-winning education programs that meet the demands of the industry.
Specifically, the workforce development challenge was to increase articulation agreements with schools from six to 12 and increase outreach opportunities with schools to one event every month. The 2018 hiring of a Vice President for Education, Safety and Workforce Development allowed for a focused effort in building relationships and increasing ABC’s presence in the education arena and surrounding communities.
To discover workforce initiatives at ABC Keystone, please visit the Workforce Development section of abckeystone.org