ABC Wisconsin Contractor Blog

Subscribe to our blog

Get the latest updates in your email box automatically.

ABC of Wisconsin Blog Archives
Search ABC of Wisconsin Blogs

Wisconsin-Contractor-Blog-NEW

From the category archives: Apprenticeship

Information relating to the ABC of Wisconsin Training Trust Apprenticeship Program

ABC of Wisconsin Apprentice Takes Gold Medal at National SkillsUSA Competition

7/19/2016 9:09 AM
After earning a gold medal at the SkillsUSA Wisconsin competition in April, Devin Kissinger made an even bigger splash on the national stage. Devin, an Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin apprentice and Steiner Electric employee, took first place in the college-level Industrial Motor Control competition at the nationwide SkillsUSA Championships held in Louisville, KY in late June.
Read the rest of entry »

Instructor of the Year Greg Phillips Highlights Apprenticeship in Radio Interview

5/27/2016 2:57 PM
Greg Phillips, an Electrical Instructor at Blackhawk Technical College, recently was named the Instructor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. After receiving the award, Phillips joined Ted Ehlen on Friday to discuss apprenticeship and the construction trades.
Read the rest of entry »

Faith Technologies, Inc. Electrician Receives Craft Professional of the Year Award

5/19/2016 10:35 AM
Scott Smith, a resident of Cottage Grove, WI, was named the 2016 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Craft Professional of the Year at the 2016 Graduation Banquet on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Smith works for Faith Technologies, Inc. in Menasha, WI as an electrician. 
Read the rest of entry »

Completing Construction Apprentices Celebrated at ABC Graduation Banquet

5/19/2016 10:10 AM
On Friday, May 13, 2016 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin held its annual Graduation Banquet at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. 
Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin’s Kelly Tourdot Appointed to Technical College System Board

3/16/2016 9:11 AM
The state senate unanimously approved the appointment of Kelly Tourdot, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Vice President, to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board on Tuesday.
Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin Apprentices Shine at National Craft Championships

3/9/2016 12:47 PM
Two Wisconsin apprentices were given top awards at the 29th annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships this past week, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The competition, which occurred March 2-3, had more than 200 apprentices from 32 different states contending for gold, silver and bronze medals in 15 competitions across 13 crafts.
Read the rest of entry »

Wisconsin Apprentices to Compete at ABC National Craft Championships

2/25/2016 2:29 PM
This year’s event will feature competitors from 32 states, including Wisconsin, and the largest number of participants in the event’s 29-year history. The annual National Craft Championships were first held in Orlando, Florida in 1987.
Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin SkillComp winners head to nationals in Florida

1/25/2016 3:49 PM
Apprentices from across the state came together last Friday for the ABC of Wisconsin Skill Competition, with the winners heading to Florida for the National Craft Championships in March. The event, which featured 30 individuals competing in a variety of construction trades, took place in West Bend, at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Read the rest of entry »

ICYMI: Apprentices to showcase talent at competition

1/20/2016 1:46 PM
Apprentices from across Wisconsin will showcase their skills during a competition Friday in the town of Polk. The public is invited to watch as those skilled in carpentry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and heat and frost insulating participate in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprentice Skill Competition. They will also compete in a written competition.
Read the rest of entry »

Manpower Survey: Skilled Trades Vacancies Hardest to Fill in U.S.

11/13/2015 12:10 PM
A survey from Manpower Group – a well-known staffing and workforce development company – finds that job vacancies in the skilled trades are the hardest to fill in the country. For the seventh straight year, skilled trades topped the list.
Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718

Phone: 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883
Fax: 608-244-2401
email: info@abcwi.org