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ABC WI issues statement on Apprenticeship Ratio Bill signing

John Mielke, president of Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, issued the following statement regarding the Apprenticeship Ratio Bill becoming law in the State:

“Thank you, Governor Walker and AB 508’s authors State Senator Kapenga and State Representative Hutton. Setting journeymen-to-apprentices ratios at one-to-one for all construction trades will help the construction industry combat an ongoing shortage of skilled workers.

Three ABC-backed workforce bills pass through Assembly Committee

Three workforce-related bills passed the Wisconsin Assembly's Workforce Development Committee today. The committee action comes just a few days after eleven ABC members testified in favor of the bills, intended to address the construction skills gap.