Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter is trying to solve the generational gap. It brings middle school students in twice a year to expose them to trades in hopes of leading them to a career. ABC Keystone brought over 200 middle school students so they could decide on their schooling early on. The goal is to educate them on different trades.
Witmer team members Den, Ryan, and John volunteer to help with this event every year. This year, they were interviewed, made the Lancaster Newspaper’s front page, and were shown on the local news!
Snippet: “The hands-on work and sense of accomplishment is what drew Denny to work as a mason. “At the end of the day, you can stand back and look at what you’ve built,” said Denny, who learned the trade first from his father and then on the job. He also teaches apprentices like Ryan, 27, of Landisville. Ryan is nearing the end of his third year as an apprentice. He also volunteered for the event, helping the middle schoolers learn bricklaying.”
Thank you, Den, Ryan, and John for inspiring our future of the trades!
Lancaster Newspaper Online:
Newscast of the event: https://local21news.com/…/with-trade-companies-needing…