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All ’bout Construction (ABC) Camp

A Summer Camp Experience Introducing Girls to Careers in Construction!

Construction - It's Not Just for Boys!

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Careers in Construction offer competitive salaries, unparalleled skills, potential for leadership growth, and a feeling of satisfaction.

ABC Keystone encourages young women to learn more about these career opportunities during the Chapter’s All ’bout Construction Camp open to girls ages 14-19.*

The All ’bout Construction Camp provides girls the opportunity to explore careers in construction through inspiration and mentoring from industry professionals. Campers will experience several construction trades as they build skills through multiple hands-on activities. Through other individual and group activities, the girls will also gain effectiveness in problem solving and managing team dynamics. Field trips with local contractors are scheduled throughout the four-day camp to ensure campers get to see construction in action. At the ABC Keystone training facility, attendees will utilize their newly-gained knowledge of select trades to build their very own take-home projects!

*This program is made possible through the support of the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, the county’s leader and active partner in workforce development efforts. The total cost of the All ‘bout Construction Camp is $22,448.37 of which 62% is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Grant. Priority will be given to first-time campers and residents of Lancaster County.

Email stephanie@abckeystone.org to learn more!

The application window for our Summer 2023 Camp will open soon! Check back for online application access.

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Construction Wars

A Middle School Career Exploration Event

Inspiring the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

ABC Keystone Invites Area Students and Educators to Participate in Construction Wars!
Offered Every Spring and Fall – Open to All Area Middle School Students

Workforce Development is a top priority for ABC Keystone, and throughout the year, the Keystone Chapter offers career discovery events and tours of our education and training facility located in Manheim, PA.

Over the course of three days each Spring and Fall, 200 area middle school students from our 33-county footprint attend Construction Wars  (an interactive career exploration event) to experience hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals. During this Construction Wars event, students have the educational opportunity to see our training facility, work with tools, understand safety requirements, and learn more about the skilled trades while learning to wire electrical circuits, build wooden benches, lay brick, construct PVC pipe projects, and bend sheet metal to create toolboxes. They also discover basic CPR techniques, safety requirements, construction technology, and more.

Construction Wars is an opportunity for students and educators to discover what skills the construction industry needs in its future workforce and how a career in skilled trades is a viable, well-paying alternative career path. Email stephanie@abckeystone.org to learn more!

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Hands-on Career Exploration!

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Volunteer at the Event!

Each year, ABC Keystone members generously volunteer their time to support this event. Inspire the next generation! Contact stephanie@abckeystone.org to sign up.

Questions About Workforce Development Events & Exhibits?

Contact Stephanie Larkin, Vice President of Education, Safety & Workforce Development

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