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.
Apprenticeships are helping business train
qualified workers in more than 1,000 occupations,
including careers in health care, information technology, transportation, and energy.
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.
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.
KDP aligns training providers with apprenticeship sponsors to customize curriculum.
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.
“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.”
“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."
"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."
"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."
600 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
James Chiarchiaro, Program Manager
Data Management Specialist
Mary Jensik, Chief Financial Officer
John Paul, Program Manager
John Tkach, Executive Director
Tiffany Unger, Program Assistant