POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19: ABC Keystone’s All ’bout Construction (ABC) Girls Camp

Currently postponed to 2021 to the COVID-19 pandemic. | A Week-long Summer Camp Experience Introducing Girls to Careers in Construction – Careers in Construction offer competitive salaries, leadership growth opportunities, a feeling of satisfaction, and the potential to achieve the American Dream. ABC Keystone encourages young women to learn more about these career opportunities during All ’bout Construction Girls Camp. Our inaugural summer camp is scheduled for June 15-19, 2020! Apply online soon – only 20 spots available!

Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards 18 Scholarships

ABC Keystone Facility

MANHEIM, PA, June 10, 2020 – Eighteen deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $20,850 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year brings the total to $535,850 that has been awarded by MSTRC since its inception, helping students entering a career path in the construction industry.

Introducing the Annual Workforce Development Report

A First from ABC Keystone!  Workforce development is a phrase that is used often today by legislators, the education system and the community, but it is a phrase that is not always fully understood. Here at ABC Keystone, we understand workforce development. In 2018, the Chapter embarked on newly-energized workforce development strategic goal setting, and […]

JLG Industries, Inc. is Here at Keystone!

By: G. David Sload, ABC Keystone President-CEO In June of 2018, JLG Industries Inc. and ABC National announced a strategic partnership that would help solve industry challenges with world-class education, training and equipment solutions. What does this mean for ABC Keystone, and how will the members of the Keystone Chapter benefit? Shortly after the announcement […]

ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Mock Craft Competition and Career Fair

Cheer on the Competitors! Catch ABC Keystone’s National Craft Competition team in action at this Mock Competition as they prepare for the 2020 ABC National Craft Competition to be held March 26, in Nashville, Tennessee. Educators & Students:This is a great opportunity to learn about careers in construction and see registered apprenticeship in action! Open to the public/Free to attend!

ABC Keystone Construction Wars – A Middle School Hands-on Career Exploration Event

The event has filled to capacity! Over the course of three days, 200 area middle school students from Lancaster, York and Lebanon Counties will be attending this year’s Construction Wars, an interactive career exploration event to experience hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals. Interested in volunteering? Contact stephanie@abckeystone.org

ABC Keystone Construction Wars – A Middle School Hands-on Career Exploration Event

The event has filled to capacity! Over the course of three days, 200 area middle school students from Lancaster, York and Lebanon Counties will be attending this year’s Construction Wars, an interactive career exploration event to experience hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals. Interested in volunteering? Contact stephanie@abckeystone.org

ABC Keystone Construction Wars – A Middle School Hands-on Career Exploration Event

The event has filled to capacity! Over the course of three days, 200 area middle school students from Lancaster, York and Lebanon Counties will be attending this year’s Construction Wars, an interactive career exploration event to experience hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals. Interested in volunteering? Contact stephanie@abckeystone.org

Workforce Development… Who is Responsible?

ABC Keystone Building

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO As I continue to attend outside industry-related events or visit with members, the resounding complaint I hear is, “I can’t find people to fill the openings I have,” or, “I continue to lose employees to my competition,” – ergo workforce development. When you have this discussion, it needs to […]

What’s In Store for 2020?

ABC Keystone Building

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO As we enter the second month of 2020, we earnestly get down to the business at hand. 2020 is the third year of our three-year strategic plan, and while we have accomplished many things laid out in the plan, we still have several items to complete. In addition to […]

Where Did 2019 Go?

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO Here we are again at the beginning of a new year, and we are wondering where 2019 went. We have completed our 60th year as an active ABC Chapter, and while it went by quickly, we achieved many major tasks. With a dedicated emphasis on education, training and workforce […]