ABC Keystone Articulation Agreements
Preparing Students for Apprenticeship
ABC Keystone is dedicating significant resources and effort to develop partnerships with area K-12 schools and career and technical centers, as well as community-based organizations, that will result in articulation agreements between the organizations and credit for students entering registered apprenticeship. An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools.
Articulation is mutually beneficial. Schools can provide a pathway for students that aren’t interested in college or wish to join the workforce upon graduation. Students are more employable and get credit towards registered apprenticeship, while ABC Keystone employer members have a larger pool of trades candidates to fill open positions and pay less in tuition for those students coming from a partnering school.
ABC Keystone currently has articulation agreements in place with the following entities: Berks County CTC; Berks Connections/Pretrial Svc; Commonwealth Charter Academy; Cumberland Perry AVTS; Elizabethtown Area H.S.; HACC; Insight PA Cyber Charter; The Janus School; Lancaster County CTC; Penn College of Technology; School District of Lancaster; and Thaddeus Stevens College.
Hear from Kapil (age 16), a recent Pre-apprenticeship graduate:
“I am thankful that I went through the ABC Pre-apprenticeship Program, and I learned so many different things. Thank you to the ABC instructors because they really helped me, and they explained everything in detail.”