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Contractors want guidance in recruiting, retaining women, minorities

By Marie Rohde The construction industry didn’t get what it wanted in the Legislative Audit Bureau’s report on women and minorities in apprenticeship programs for the trades. “We were hopeful that we’d hear some success stories,” said Kelly Tourdot, director ...

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Audit finds oversight of state’s apprentices lacking

Madison (AP) — State auditors say the Department of Workforce Development should step up efforts to ensure diversity in apprenticeship programs. The Legislative Audit Bureau found DWD has not consistently required local trade committees, which assign apprentices to employers, to ...

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Industry seeks journeymen, apprentice balance

By Paul Snyder Contractors working on state projects should have a choice between hiring apprentices and journeymen, according to construction groups asking the state to ease its employment rules. “We want to see apprenticeship standards used as encouragement; not a ...

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