Chapter Apprentices Learn through Hands-on Activities

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Hands-on learning is a priority for our apprenticeship instructors. The Carpentry 4 class recently took advantage of one of these hands-on opportunities thanks to the generous loan of equipment by Warfel Construction Company. The class used an Electronic Theodolite that Warfel Construction Company provided on long-term loan.  Instructor Tom Fasnacht …

Keystone Hosts Administration Officials Ahead of Apprenticeship Kickoff

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone One day before the official kickoff of the education year for Keystone’s apprenticeship classes, President & CEO Dave Sload had an opportunity to display the capacity of the remodeled facility to some of the state’s most influential policymakers.  Pennsylvania Secretary of …

ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Instructors are Ready to Start the New School Year!

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By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone ABC Apprenticeship instructors are ready to start the new school year! All instructors recently attended an Instructor Orientation, during which Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, reviewed the Skills Lab safety procedures with instructors to help ensure the safety of all while …

Republicans Face Uphill Climb in 2018 Elections

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone With less than 90 days until the November general election, the “blue wave” that media outlets predicted – signaling unprecedented victories for Democrats nationwide – might be fizzling, but victory is still looking like a long shot for top-ticket Republicans. Republican …

Elizabethtown High School Student Job Shadows Keystone Chapter’s Apprenticeship Instructor/Shop Manager

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By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications, ABC Keystone The Keystone Chapter is always striving to share with students the education and career opportunities available in the construction industry. Recently, Tom Fasnacht, ABC Keystone Instructor/Shop Manager, shared these opportunities by hosting a job shadowing experience for an Elizabethtown high …

ABC PA Announces 2018 Gubernatorial Endorsement

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Contact: Brent Sailhamer Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA 717.653.8106 or brent@abcpa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2018 (HARRISBURG, PA.) Today, the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Pennsylvania announced their endorsement of Republican Scott Wagner for Governor of Pennsylvania. The merit shop construction trade association cited Wagner’s commitment …

Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards Twelve Scholarships

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA) Twelve deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $21,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year brings the total to $494,000 …