Tag Archives: apprenticeship

Journeyman-to-apprentice bill moving toward vote

The state Legislature is likely to soon take up a bill that would prevent state officials from requiring that more than one journeyman ever supervise any one new apprentice. State-mandated journeyman-to-apprentice ratios now vary by trade. For carpenters, for example, the mandatory ratio ...

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Walker kills apprenticeship order

By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker‘s rollback of an apprenticeship requirement for certain state projects removed an unnecessary burden from companies struggling to put people to work, according to several construction representatives. Walker has rescinded Executive Order 108, a directive ...

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NAACP intensifies call for minority apprentices

By Sean Ryan The level of minority participation in construction apprenticeships is frustrating the leaders of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP. But members of the industry charged with improving participation rates say the high unemployment rate in construction makes ...

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Federal agency responds to apprenticeship complaint

By Sean Ryan The U.S. Department of Labor, responding to a complaint about minority participation in Wisconsin construction apprenticeships, said the state is working to improve its programs. Minority participation rates in construction apprenticeships are increasing, and the Wisconsin Department ...

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Letter: Committed to apprenticeship diversity

To the editor: We in the Department of Workforce Development take issue with a number of the points in your recent article on Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program. For the record, we completely support the need for racial diversity in construction apprenticeships, ...

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