Keystone Development Partnership

KDP develops and manages workforce programs that help ensure businesses have the talent they need to thrive.   We bring together employers, unions, training providers, industry associations, community-based organizations and public agencies to collaborate on initiatives that strengthen communities.

Our Work

Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships are helping business train 

qualified workers in more than 1,000 occupations, 

including careers in health care, information technology, transportation, and energy.

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Sector Partnerships

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Industry Partnerships bring together business, education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of the targeted industry. 

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Our Services

Employers

 KDP assists companies with all aspects of 

developing apprenticeship programs, including 

registration, customizing curriculum, identifying 

training partners, and validating work processes. 

Unions

KDP works with local unions and their employers 

to develop, sponsor and manage apprenticeship programs with respect to collective bargaining agreements.  


 

Training Providers

KDP aligns training providers with apprenticeship sponsors to customize curriculum. 

Workforce & Economic Development

KDP helps public agencies develop and grow apprenticeship initiatives and industry partnerships, including assistance with program management, staff capacity building, and employer and union engagement.


Michael Welsh, IBEW International Vice President, Third District

“The Keystone Development Partnership has a proven track record in the Transportation Industry and we are now seeing this success transferred to the Utility Industry.”

Kieran Martin, International Representative United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9

“The work that KDP does is critical to setting up partnerships between local colleges, companies and the UAW to get people training in the skills needed to fill these good paying jobs. I look forward to working with KDP in the future and keep up the great work for the UAW and the people of Pennsylvania."

Will Scott, SMART Program Administrator at Build Your Dream (BYD), Electric Bus Manufacturer

“The value of our partnership with KDP can not be overstated. KDP’s guidance was very instrumental in helping to bring the Labor/Management teams of the BYD-SMART Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee  together. Curriculum development, start-up costs, and train-the-trainer resources are only a few of the benefits we’ve received throughout our partnership with KDP.  We couldn’t be happier.” 


Lisa Campbell, Dean of Workforce Development, Butler County Community College

"The staff at KDP are extremely experienced and have been helpful to Butler County Community College (BC3).  Through their outreach, they assisted BC3 and the Tri-County Workforce Development Board in an effort to co-sponsor an Apprenticeship Summit event for their community employers and jobseekers. KDP staff continue to offer support to help our college grow in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship knowledge."

Some of our Partners

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Contact Us

Harrisburg

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Administrative Office
600 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Mary Jensik, Fiscal Manager
(717) 497-5324 

mjensik@kdpworks.org

Philadelphia

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Stuart Bass, Executive Director
(215) 284-4218 

sbass@kdpworks.org

Pittsburgh

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John Tkach, Director of Projects
(412) 849-5204
jtkach@kdpworks.org