YORK HAVEN, Pennsylvania – Drew Doxzon, Project Manager for James CRAFT & Son, Inc., has been announced as the 2010-2011 Craft Instructor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Keystone Chapter for his excellence in teaching the Electrical 4 class, which is offered as part of the ABC apprenticeship program. Doxzon was recognized for this honor at the ABC Keystone Chapter’s 41st Annual Apprenticeship Graduation in Hershey.

Doxzon is the first repeat recipient of this award, having also been recognized as Instructor of the Year for 2004-2005. He began teaching at the ABC Keystone in 2002. In addition to the apprenticeship course, he also teaches the Electrical Licensing Exam Prep Course for ABC. Doxzon is from Stewartstown, York County.

Each year, the ABC Keystone Apprenticeship and Craft Training Committee recognizes one instructor as Instructor of the Year, based on the following criteria:

  1. Classroom observations by staff and committee members
  2. Instructor evaluations from participating apprentices
  3. Instructional methods and teaching style
  4. Timeliness of weekly reports, grades, and other required paperwork
  5. General attitude of the instructor toward the apprentices and the apprenticeship program.

“Drew is enthusiastic about his trade and this translates into his teaching, energizing his students and motivating them to learn,” said William D. Craft, vice president of service. “We are extremely proud of Drew and his accomplishments!”

An apprenticeship program is a structured system of training, combining classroom instruction with year-round, on-the-job training for occupations in skilled trades and crafts. The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. offers apprentice training; however, some members, such as James CRAFT & Son, choose to conduct their own programs to provide personalized and company-specific training for future employees.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, James CRAFT & Son services businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia in the areas of HVAC, plumbing, electric, sheet metal fabrication, service, design/build, and custom fabrication. James CRAFT & Son, Inc. has locations in York Haven and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit www.jamesCRAFTson.com.