Many economists, employers and academics tell us that our post-secondary education system is churning out too many four-year graduates. For decades, many parents, teachers and school counselors have been stuck in the mindset that four-year colleges are the best pathway for high school graduates to initiate a successful career.Read More »
For recent high-school graduates, individuals interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American dream, there is no better time to join the construction industry.Read More »
A recent letter to the editor from John Mielke of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin made the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has been the biggest cheerleader for apprenticeship throughout Wisconsin, and he closes his piece by claiming “we should not distort reality.”Read More »
Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Dave Branson Gov. Scott Walker John Mielke Wisconsin Building Trades Council Wisconsin Department of Workforce DevelopmentRead More »
For more than 30 years, the Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council Apprentice and Training Center in DeForest has taught prospective workers a slew of jobs in construction — and how to do them safely.Read More »