Hands-on Module Built and Ready for Classes to Use as a Training Resource

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

The Apprenticeship Committee, staff and instructors are continually looking for areas to improve and enhance our training offered by the apprenticeship program here at ABC Keystone. We now have an exciting new addition to the program – a training module ready for instructors and students to use for practical hands-on …

Students Offered Pre-Apprenticeship through Insight PA Cyber Charter School and Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2019 (MANHEIM, PA.) Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone Chapter will provide high school students with a pre-apprenticeship in the construction trades (electrical, HVAC, carpentry, construction …

Local Apprentices Compete in Craft Competition at ABC Keystone

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 22, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA.) The best of ABC Keystone’s fourth-year apprentices went toe-to-toe competing for an opportunity to move onto the 2019 ABC National Craft Competition to be held March 27, 2019, in Long …

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 …

Join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event!

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By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone Companies and apprentices have spoken, and we are listening. Please join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event on Wednesday, August 8, at 3:30 pm to hear about the exciting future plans to increase hands-on activities for apprenticeship classes. See plans for and …

“Apprenticeship” – The New Buzz Word

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: G. David Sload, ABC Keystone President-CEO Whether it be at the State level or the Federal level, legislators are using the word “Apprenticeship” to help define the solution to the workforce crisis. Everyone is jumping on board. School districts and post-secondary educational institutions are trying to figure out how …

Keystone Apprenticeship Training Trust Seeking Instructors

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Are you passionate about your trade? Would you like to inspire the next generation of skilled craft professionals? Apply today to be an instructor for the ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Program! The Keystone Apprenticeship Training Trust is seeking instructors for the fall in the following trades: Carpentry Construction Craft Laborer Electrical …