Developing Your Skilled Labor & Leaders: Growing Your Own!

Kristi Pronovost

The impact of skilled labor shortages has continued to plague businesses. Organizations can benefit greatly from growing their own skilled labor and leaders! In this season of low unemployment and skilled labor shortage, organizations can benefit greatly from growing their own skilled labor and leaders. Investing in the development of your employees is also a great way to engage and retain your key employees. To be most effective, organizations need to be intentional about this process, including planning and executing selection and development processes. This course will provide an overview of the theory and mechanics of creating a development strategy for your workforce.

“Apprenticeship” – The New Buzz Word

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, 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 …

206 Students and Educators from 13 Local School Districts Attend Hands-on Career Exploration Event

Kristi Pronovost ABC's Keystone Center Apprenticeship Blog, News Releases

Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2018 (MANHEIM, PA.) Over the course of three days, March 13-15, 2018, 206 students and educators participated in Construction Wars, a career exploration event offering hands-on activities designed to introduce students to the …

Workforce Development – What is it?

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

By: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone Workforce Development has become the buzz phrase being bantered about everywhere. We hear it from employers, educators, state government and even in the recent State of the Union message. While it is FINALLY great to hear about the skilled trades on all fronts, …

Attracting & Retaining Employees by Creating a Captivating Workplace: Build It & They Will Come!

Kristi Pronovost

In this session, we will explore strategies to attract, engage, and retain employees. If you treat your employees like the investment they are, they will feel heard, seen, and appreciated! If you build it, they will come, and stay! This program is valid for three PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

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

By: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone Americans are ready to rebuild our neglected infrastructure – schools, highways, bridges, dams, public transit. But we also can’t neglect the big challenge ahead of us: filling a shortage of 500,000 skilled construction workers—a number that could double if the promise of a …

ABC Keystone Adds Evening Welding Classes

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Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 23, 2018   (MANHEIM, PA.) The Associated Builders and Contractors – Keystone Chapter is pleased to announce that evening classes have been added to the comprehensive D1.1 Structural Welding program held at the ABC …

ABC Keystone Celebrates Workforce Development During Careers in Construction Month

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

October 2017 is “Careers in Construction Month” in Pennsylvania, and we invite you to join us at the following events as we celebrate the Construction Industry: Construction Wars Tuesday, October 17; Wednesday, October 18; Thursday, October 19 9 am – 1 pm each day ABC Keystone 135 Shellyland Road Manheim, …

Congressman Scott Perry Jobsite Tour Highlights Need for Skilled Workers

Kristi Pronovost News Releases

For more information, contact Kristi Pronovost 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2017 (YORK, PA) Congressman Scott Perry was in East Manchester Township today to see firsthand the continued need for infrastructure development in central Pennsylvania. Perry toured the Orchard Business Park, a logistics park adjacent to …