Workforce Development Events & Exhibits

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Construction Wars

March 19, 20 & 21, 2024

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Construction Wars

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. Throughout the year, the Keystone Chapter offers career discovery events and tours of our education and training facility in Manheim, PA.

Over 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 to learn more!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:
Lancaster Berks Construction Connection

Lunch Sponsors:
Acuity Advisors & CPAs
Flyway Excavating
Samaritan Consulting Group
Stevens & Lee

Safety Glasses Sponsors:
EPIC Insurance Brokers
Hursh Painting
Durex Coverings

Hard Hat Sponsors:
Tradesmen International
Warfel Construction Company
Pyramid Construction Services, LLC, A Quandel Company
Quality Buildings, LLC
Red Rose Interior, Inc.
Wohlsen Construction Company
Wickersham Construction Company

Masonry Station Sponsor: The Witmer Group
Plumbing Station Sponsor: Brubaker, Inc. & HAJOCA Corp.
Sheet Metal Station: James Craft & Son, Inc.
Carpentry Station: Lezzer Lumber, Quality Buildings

All ’bout Construction Camp

FREE Construction Camp! Girls Ages 14 - 19 — June 19-22, 2023

We are no longer accepting applications for this upcoming event. 
If you have questions, please email, thank you.

ABC Keystone - All bout Construction Camp Logo FINAL Color 2022

Careers in Construction offer competitive salaries, unparalleled skills, the potential for leadership growth, and a feeling of satisfaction. ABC Keystone encourages young women to learn more about these career opportunities.

  • Girls ages 14-19 have the opportunity to explore careers in construction through inspiration and mentoring from industry professionals.
  • Applicants must reside in one of 33 counties within the ABC Keystone footprint in central Pennsylvania.
    (Please refer to map on page 2 camp flyer)
  • Experience several construction trades while building skills through multiple hands-on activities.
  • Gain effectiveness in problem-solving and managing team dynamics through individual and group activities.
  • Field trips with local contractors.
  • Build a take-home project.

This camp is supported through Trimmer Construction Education Foundation.

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 to sign up.

Questions About Workforce Development Events & Exhibits?

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

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