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August 12, 2013
Associated Builders and Contractors-Barr Construction Institute will hold its apprenticeship graduation Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Ramada Plaza, Underpass Way. Tickets cost $50 per person. For more information, call 301-739-1190 or send an email to darlene@abccvc.com . Editor's note: This story was edited to correct the time of the event.
NEWS
June 13, 2012
The Vince Tantillo/Jack E. Barr 5K Run will be held Saturday to benefit the Hagerstown YMCA children's camp and Barr Construction Institute apprenticeship classes. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25. A limited number of T-shirts will be available. The race starts at the intersection of Northern and Oak Hill avenues in Hagerstown and travels along tree-lined streets with gentle hills and a flat finish. For more information, call the YMCA at 301-739-3990.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 17, 2007
Thirty-two apprentices graduated Thursday from an Associated Builders & Contractors program. President Joan Warner said they have the ability to become the next supervisors, project managers and shift leaders. And many might own their own businesses someday. "We call this the other four-year degree," Warner said. Students completed four years of on-the-job and classroom training before graduating Thursday as journeymen and journeywomen. "They learn everything related to their particular trade," Warner said.
NEWS
July 1, 2008
The Associated Builders and Contractors-Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown held a ceremony recently to recognize the first group of Washington County High School juniors to complete their first year of apprenticeship training. The training was in construction trades, including plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and includes a balance between classroom and hands-on training. All students were offered summer employment in the construction industry, according to Bob Simmers, education director at the institute.
NEWS
August 31, 2003
The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, the Education Division of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, is accepting applications for apprenticeship, craft training, maintenance, upgrade and industrial classes. The center offers training in carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R, plumbing and welding. The program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia apprenticeship and training councils and the Veterans Administration.
NEWS
July 31, 2006
The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, the education division of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, is accepting applications for apprenticeship/craft training classes in carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R, industrial maintenance, masonry and plumbing. Those interested in applying must be at least 16 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be physically able to perform the work. For information, call the chapter office at 301-739-1190 or 301-416-7247.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - A shortage of well-trained trades workers in the Tri-State area is so severe that some contractors are forced to turn down work, a Maryland General Assembly committee was told Thursday. "We have a serious problem right now in Western Maryland," Joan L. Warner, executive director of the Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, told the House Economic Matters Committee. Warner was speaking in support of legislation under which the state would pay for potential plumbers, electricians and other crafts people to go through on-the-job apprenticeship training.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 12, 2009
Related stories: o Building an investment for the future o The Big Four "put Waynesboro on the map" WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Nestled in the corner of Scott Stine's office is a wooden toolbox with thin drawers and intricate hardware -- a reminder of when he "took a trade" three decades ago. Stine is now the plant manager for Tyco Electronics in Waynesboro. And he's gone back to the old concepts of apprenticeships to form an on-the-job training program that takes participants four years to complete.
NEWS
July 27, 2008
Disability services July 28 and 29; Aug. 4 and 5 - The Department of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County One-Stop Job Center. 10 a.m. to noon, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-4760. Jobs workshop July 29 and 30; Aug. 5 and 6 - Early Intervention Job Search Workshop, tips to re-energize your job search. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-393-8224 or send an e-mail to jtrader@dllr.
NEWS
August 16, 1999
By ERIN HEATH / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Matt Hurley was 4 years old, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. While other boys his age were dreaming of becoming firefighters or professional athletes, he was envisioning a career as an auctioneer. But unlike most young children, Hurley never changed that goal. Today, Hurley, 27, owns his own successful auction business, Matthew S. Hurley Auction Co. Inc., in Waynesboro.
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August 12, 2013
Associated Builders and Contractors-Barr Construction Institute will hold its apprenticeship graduation Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Ramada Plaza, Underpass Way. Tickets cost $50 per person. For more information, call 301-739-1190 or send an email to darlene@abccvc.com . Editor's note: This story was edited to correct the time of the event.
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OBITUARIES
May 25, 2013
A memorial service will be Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the life of Sgt. Jonathan Chad Ferris. Born Feb. 1, 1982, in Beckley, W.Va., Chad was the son of John C. Ferris of Hagerstown, Md., and Debra J. McClain Williams of Williamsport, Md. Chad was a member of First Baptist Church of Hagerstown, having made a profession of faith at the age of 7. After graduating from South Hagerstown High School in...
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2012
Luke Dubois wrapped up a four-year trade school apprenticeship on Thursday night that might be the key to opening new doors in his career in the electrical field. “It's taken quite awhile, but it's worth it,” the 25-year-old Hagerstown native said. Dubois was one of 19 men who received graduation certificates from the Apprenticeship and Craft Training program administered by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. and the Barr Construction Institute.
NEWS
June 13, 2012
The Vince Tantillo/Jack E. Barr 5K Run will be held Saturday to benefit the Hagerstown YMCA children's camp and Barr Construction Institute apprenticeship classes. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25. A limited number of T-shirts will be available. The race starts at the intersection of Northern and Oak Hill avenues in Hagerstown and travels along tree-lined streets with gentle hills and a flat finish. For more information, call the YMCA at 301-739-3990.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | August 13, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Things might be tough in the economy, but it's been good for Wade Joy. Joy said he wanted to be an electrician because it's a job that always requires thought and could never be replaced by a machine. The Emmitsburg, Md., man landed a full-time job with Architect of the Capitol, which performs electrical contracting work for U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate office buildings in Washington, D.C. As part of the employment deal, Architect of the Capitol paid for Joy's electrical contracting training at the Barr Construction Institute at 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By BRANDON BIELTZ | July 25, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After years in the auction industry, Theresa Hockman and Brittani Keel finally are in the spotlight. The two Martinsburg residents are running the show at Hockman Auctions. Hockman, 46, is a 17-year veteran of the auction industry, having co-founded Hockman Auctions with her late husband, Donnie, in 1992. The Hockmans got into the auction industry after Donnie started buying horses through auctions. Donnie found the auctions interesting and became involved in the business.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | April 12, 2009
Related stories: o Building an investment for the future o The Big Four "put Waynesboro on the map" WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Nestled in the corner of Scott Stine's office is a wooden toolbox with thin drawers and intricate hardware -- a reminder of when he "took a trade" three decades ago. Stine is now the plant manager for Tyco Electronics in Waynesboro. And he's gone back to the old concepts of apprenticeships to form an on-the-job training program that takes participants four years to complete.
NEWS
July 27, 2008
Disability services July 28 and 29; Aug. 4 and 5 - The Department of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County One-Stop Job Center. 10 a.m. to noon, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-4760. Jobs workshop July 29 and 30; Aug. 5 and 6 - Early Intervention Job Search Workshop, tips to re-energize your job search. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-393-8224 or send an e-mail to jtrader@dllr.
NEWS
July 1, 2008
The Associated Builders and Contractors-Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown held a ceremony recently to recognize the first group of Washington County High School juniors to complete their first year of apprenticeship training. The training was in construction trades, including plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and includes a balance between classroom and hands-on training. All students were offered summer employment in the construction industry, according to Bob Simmers, education director at the institute.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 6, 2008
BOONSBORO - With the passing of John Harlan Bast Jr. last fall, the historic Bast Funeral Home has experienced some changes - its name and the range of options available to its customers by the new owners. But everyone associated with Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home agrees that the quality of service, the compassionate associates and the warm and comfortable surroundings will remain as before. After all, the business has relied on those attributes since 1837 when the business began.
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