Training programs for trades careers will look a little more like high school classes that grant college credit, under a bill signed into law Thursday.Read More »
With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Scott Walker gave his approval to legislation preventing more than one journeyman from ever being needed to oversee the work of an apprentice entering the trades.Read More »
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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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 Walker has rescinded Executive Order 108, a directive ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan There is no substitute for experience, according to builders who are skeptical of letting apprentices test out of training. “We like it right the way it is, and we’re not in favor of changing it,” said Tim ...Read More »
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s technical colleges are encouraging more women to join apprenticeship programs, a realm that’s traditionally male-dominated. For example, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College near Green Bay has 450 student apprentices. Only seven are women. School program ...Read More »