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All ’bout Construction (ABC) Girls Camp

A Summer Camp Experience Introducing Girls to Careers in Construction!

Construction - It's Not Just for Boys!

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 Girls Camp open to girls ages 14-19* and scheduled for June 13-16, 2022.

The All ’bout Construction Girls 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 2022 Camp is open! Click here to apply.

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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 the Chapter offers tours of our facility in Manheim, PA and career discovery events throughout the year.

Over the course of three days each Spring and Fall, 200 area middle school students from our 10-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 in addition to discovering basic CPR techniques, safety requirements, construction technology and more. This is an opportunity for students and educators to discover what the construction industry needs in its future workforce and how a career in skilled trades is a viable, well-paying alternative to college. 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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