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 »
The state Senate approved a bill on party lines Wednesday meant to combat the construction industry's persistent labor shortage by preventing more than one journeyman from ever being required to oversee the work of an apprentice.Read More »
The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Jill Billings John Schulze Mechanical Contractors of Wisconsin Wisconsin Assembly Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead More »
State lawmakers gave favorable recommendations on Tuesday a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeships and ultimately the trades.Read More »
As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.Read More »
The good news is the bad news. Wisconsin's not-seasonally-adjusted construction-unemployment rate was the lowest on record for the state in November, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More »