At one time, Oskar Buttke was seriously considering trying to becoming a speech pathologist. Then he looked into the cost of getting a degree at a four-year university. Suddenly, the prospect of following several of his relatives into the electrical trades became quite appealing.Read More »
When Dave Jones started his plumbing business in his garage in Mt. Horeb in 1977, he never envisioned it becoming a company with heating, fire-protection and electrical divisions.Read More »
A record 400 new contracted apprentices enrolled in Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program this fall, bringing the program’s total number of active participants to 1,454 across 12 construction trades.Read More »
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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