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Information relating to the ABC of Wisconsin Training Trust Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship ratio bills prompt spread of misinformation

9/27/2017 2:36 PM
Every legislative session, thousands of ideas are introduced, and Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin's government affairs team does its level best to keep an eye on all of them. Some, like the recently passed Foxconn incentives, gets significant attention ...
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ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship turns 30!

8/3/2017 4:07 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. That's longer than most apprentices have been alive. If you were around during that time, you may recall the many obstacles and challenges ABC members faced getting the program started.
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Apprentice likes the opportunities in his craft

6/14/2017 7:15 AM
This being "Workforce Week," it's a good time to share with you a feature on a current apprentice, Andy Lensink, with De Troye Electric Service, Inc., Oostburg, and a gold medal winner at the 2017 National Craft Competition. Andy, 33, had a good childhood, raise in the small town of Oostburg. His mom did secretary work and his dad worked at the post office. He liked playing sports and building model cars and then messing around ...
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Improving economy provides benefits and poses challenges

3/27/2017 12:40 PM
The latest economic update from ABC National shows construction employment on the rise for the beginning 2017. The data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a half percent increase in employment growth, or 36,000 net jobs in January 2017, the strongest it has been in 10 months.
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ABC of Wisconsin Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

11/18/2016 12:40 PM
November 14-20, 2016 is National Apprenticeship Week. All week, ABC of Wisconsin has been highlighting apprentices and instructors from our program. Everyone has their own story, but they all agree that a career in construction is extremely rewarding.
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ABC of Wisconsin Applauds Rural Wisconsin Workforce Development Initiative

11/2/2016 4:47 PM
On Wednesday, state Reps. Romaine Quinn (Rice Lake) and Scott Krug (Nekossa) released the details of the Rural Wisconsin Workforce Development Initiative. The plan seeks to further encourage partnerships between local businesses, K-12 schools and area technical colleges to prepare the next generation's workforce.
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ABC of Wisconsin Highlights Careers in Construction on NBC15

11/2/2016 11:58 AM
October was Careers in Construction Month in Wisconsin, and Madison's NBC15 spent some time with ABC of Wisconsin and member Dave Jones, Inc. to highlight the personally and financially rewarding careers available in the industry.
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October is Proclaimed Careers in Construction Month in Wisconsin

10/4/2016 6:26 PM
A recent survey found that for the fourth year in a row, jobs for skilled trade workers are the hardest to fill, including those in the construction industry. To help highlight the personally and financially rewarding careers available in the trades,Wisconsin has proclaimed October as Careers in Construction Month.
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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.
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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.
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