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Wisconsin construction apprenticeship
Jun 1, 2023

Wisconsin construction companies embrace youth apprenticeships to bridge skills gap

Construction companies have recently started embracing more young people and more youth apprenticeships, a state workforce development official said.

May 31, 2023

Milwaukee-area students step up to apprenticeships for trades signature day

The state's director for apprenticeship standards said the signatures were the start of new career pathways for high school and post high school students.

Plumbers Union Local 75
May 16, 2023

Plumbers’ union showcases state-of-the-art apprentice training center, a cut above as state apprenticeships grow

As trade apprenticeships rise in Wisconsin, some unions offer more intense and higher level training.

Apr 5, 2023

Community colleges are reeling. ‘The reckoning is here.’

Community colleges are in trouble. Enrollment has fallen 37% since 2010, and their completion rates are dismal — nearly half of students drop out within a year.

Oct 29, 2021

Report finds earnings of apprenticeship grads rival those with four-year degrees

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.

Oct 28, 2021

Bill to provide apprenticeship tuition tax break heads to Evers’ desk

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.

Nov 9, 2017

Apprentice-to-journeyman bill passes state Assembly (UPDATE)

The state Assembly was moving on Thursday to give its approval to a bill that would prevent more than one journeyman from ever being required to oversee the work of a single apprentice.

Sep 10, 2010

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 […]

Sep 8, 2010

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 […]

Jun 8, 2010

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 […]

Jun 4, 2009

Poor economy pinches apprentices

Sean Ryan [email protected] Maxwell Thompson started working at Badger State Inc. two years ago with the expectation that he would be starting a plumbing apprenticeship by now. But the lack […]


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