Located within the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone premises, ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship program is operated out of a brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility, with opportunities for hands-on learning across a number of disciplines, including Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, HVAC, Electrical work, Plumbing, and Sheet metal. Heavy Equipment training is offered off-site and in partnership with Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.
ABC's Keystone's Apprenticeship Program
Earn While You Learn.
Most of ABC’s Keystone’s apprenticeship program are 4-year endeavors in which apprentices have the opportunity to get paid while they learn. Our earn-while-you-learn approach starts at 60% the Journeyman’s rate, with a 5% increase every 1000 hours (or six months’ worth of training). A majority of our students are employed by local contractors, allowing them to get a head start on their careers while combining hands-on experience and a classroom environment.
Apprenticeship at a Glance
As you progress in your apprenticeship training, you will receive increasing responsibility and hands-on training in your selected trade.
As an entry-level student, you will participate in classroom learning to gain the foundational skills critical to your success on the jobsite. Our instructors posess high-level trade knowledge and have a minimun of journeymen level experience. They are passionate about their trades and inspiring the next generation. This combination provides you with practical knowledge that goes beyond book learning to take your skills to the next level.
Moving into your second, third, and fourth years, apprentices will learn advanced skills required by employers to meet industry and technology demands.
Your Career Starts Here.
An integrated approach to education
Open enrollment, with classes September through May
Day classes 7:30 – 4:00
Evening classes 5:00 – 8:00
Blended training with day, evening, and additional online components, with one day class and two evening classes per month
32 credits toward the Technology Studies Program at HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College)
Earn while you learn—work full time and get paid by your employer!
On-the-job training leads to Journeyman’s Certificate
For careers that require special licensing, ABC’s Keystone Center offers a 13-week training course, geared toward helping students pass their licensing test with flying colors.
A career in construction is often a great fit for those who have proudly served our country. In fact, the U.S. Government offers veterans a stipend, allowing them to earn the Journeyman’s salary rate while enrolled in classes.
Are you ready to earn while you learn?