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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.  

ABC of WI members testify on several workforce/apprenticeship bills

ABC of Wisconsin members appeared before the Assembly Committee on Workforce Development today to support three apprenticeship-related bills, including AB 745, relating to high school seniors being allowed to participate in adult apprenticeship programs; AB 734, relating to creating individual or corporate tax deduction for apprenticeship tuition; and AB 124, relating to the marketing of employment and training opportunities to University of Wisconsin System students who do not complete degrees. 

Apprenticeship Open House a big success

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin held an Open House in Madison on November 14. The event, which celebrated 30 years of apprenticeship by ABC, was attended by more than 100 students, parents, contractors and public officials looking to learn or share information about construction apprenticeships ...

ABC-backed Apprenticeship Ratio measure featured on Jay Weber Show

The Apprenticeship Ratio measure, authored by State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and State Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield), is before the State Senate for a vote today. The Senate author, Senator Chris Kapenga, took time to explain the bill on WISN’s Jay Weber Show today. 

“We always talk about the shortage of workers, but the trades ...

Apprenticeship ratio measure highlighted in article

An October 18 article on expanding apprenticeship highlights the journey worker-to-apprenticeship ratio legislation, backed by ABCWI, that would allow apprenticeship trainers to employ more apprentices.  The article places particular attention to the Wisconsin’s ratios ... 

ABC of Wisconsin clears up misinformation on plumbing apprenticeship term

ABC of Wisconsin clears up any misconception about Senate Bill 411 and Assembly Bill 508 with the following statement from President John Mielke:

"ABC of Wisconsin would like to clear up an inaccuracy regarding Senate Bill 411 and Assembly Bill 508 ...

Labor Day Letter to the Editor: Apprenticeship Ratios

Dear Editor:

This year, Labor Day is even more meaningful because there has never been greater opportunity for America’s workforce, particularly through careers in construction ...

ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship turns 30!

MADISON, WI -- The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship program is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. On August 3, 1987, the State of Wisconsin approved the program standards that met all state requirements for construction apprenticeship ...

ABC Graduates 155 Apprentices

ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship & Training Trust held its annual Graduation Banquet with nearly 250 attendees in Wisconsin Dells to congratulate apprentices in 12 different trades. ABC of Wisconsin ...

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