A recent report finds graduates of union apprenticeships earn wages and benefits that rival those earned by workers with a four-year college degree, calling such programs the "bachelor's degree" of the construction industry.Read More »
A bill that would provide a tax break for apprenticeship tuition earned the support of the state Senate and Assembly this week and is now on its way to Gov. Tony Evers' desk.Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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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