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 are helping business train 

qualified workers in more than 1,000 occupations, 

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

Sector Partnerships


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. 

Our Services


 KDP assists companies with all aspects of 

developing apprenticeship programs, including 

registration, customizing curriculum, identifying 

training partners, and validating work processes. 


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.

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.” 

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."

Dan Fogerty, Director & COO, Berks County Workforce Development Board

"Registered Apprenticeship (RA) is the gold standard of employer-employee training partnerships for terrific good-paying careers in sectors that don’t require a 4-year degree to get started.  KDP brings the current RA subject matter expertise and experience working with employers in SE PA needed to help employers evaluate and implement successful RA programs.  KDP staff are trusted partners and always available when we need them."

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


Contact Us



Administrative Office
600 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101

Mary Jensik, Chief Financial Officer
(717) 497-5324

James Chiarchiaro, Program Manager

(717) 686-8410

John Paul, Program Manager

(202) 841-7828

Rise' Enoch

Data Management Specialist

(717) 231-2864

Tara Toms

Apprenticeship Coordinator

(717) 576-0417



Stuart Bass, Executive Director
(215) 284-4218

Aja Beech, Program Coordinator

(215) 609-5559



John Tkach, Director of Projects
(412) 849-5204