Meet the 2018 Graduating Apprentices – Part 3

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

On May 24, 2018, 58 ABC Keystone apprentices will graduate and continue their paths to success. The training they have received will help to provide them with the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through a career in construction. These skilled tradespeople will go on to build our communities, and we commend them for their hard work and dedication to the industry.

Meet the graduates and celebrate their achievements at the 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation & Craft Professionals of the Year Awards Presented by Warfel Construction Company, 5/24.

Check back for additional blog postings to hear from more of our 2018 Graduates!

Read “Meet the Graduates – Part 1”   Read “Meet the Graduates – Part 2”


George Castronova, Earle Asphalt Company

Trade: Construction Craft Laborer
Hometown: Brick

What led you to your craft?
A friend of mine worked where I work, and he got me a job.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Working outside

What advice do you have for future apprentices?
Pay attention, and you get what you give.


Andrew Edwards, Edwards Electric & Telecom, Inc.

Trade: Electrical
Hometown: Stevens

What led you to your craft?
Family

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
The challenge

What advice do you have for future apprentices?
Study, study, study!


Sam Engle, Lancaster Electric, Inc.
Trade: Electrical
Hometown: Elizabethtown

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I get to do something different everyday.


Mike Englert, J.D. Eckman, Inc.

Trade: Construction Craft Laborer
Hometown: Palmerton

What led you to your craft?
My father

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
So many different jobs each day

What advice do you have for future apprentices?
Do as much hands-on training in the shop as you can. It’s better to make mistakes there.


Nathan Mullin, Triangle Refrigeration Co.

Trade: HVAC
Hometown: Watertown, NY

What led you to your craft?
I was always curious about HVAC – how it worked and the work that went into installing and servicing the equipment.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I enjoy being able to lead by example and to learn new things everyday. There isn’t a day a new challenge doesn’t arise that you have to figure out how to make things work. It keeps your mind working and also helps you learn to communicate with others and get all kinds of ideas.

What advice do you have for future apprentices?
Keep learning and success will come quicker then you know it.


Benett Szeles, Szeles Building & Leasing Company L.P.

Trade: Carpentry
Hometown: Harrisburg

What led you to your craft?
I take after my dad whose the boss of a building and leasing company.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Seeing a completed project I was involved in.

What advice do you have for future apprentices?
Always keep safety in mind.


Check back for additional blog postings to hear from more of our 2018 Graduates! Read “Part 1”  Read “Part 2”

Register for 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation & Craft Professionals of the Year Awards Presented by Warfel Construction Company, 5/24.