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From the monthly archives: September 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'September 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Why apprenticeship is becoming a smart choice for many

9/26/2019 1:39 PM

Many economists, employers and academics tell us that our post-secondary education system is churning out too many four-year graduates. For decades, many parents, teachers and school counselors have been stuck in the mindset that the four-year college is the best pathway for high school graduates to initiate a successful career. Many in our society think of it as the only smart choice, while students have been traditionally made to feel “less-than” by peers, teachers and others, if they choose an apprenticeship in the skilled trades ....

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Veni, Vidi, Veto: Wisconsin 2019-21 State Budget Highlights

9/24/2019 1:29 PM

John Schulze thumbnail imageGov. Tony Evers introduced a state budget that included significant public construction investment and the rollback of labor reforms. His first state budget proposal included many of his campaign promises, some of which were construction-related initiatives ... 

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Business continuity and perpetuation – Get with the plan!

9/11/2019 9:53 AM

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Type-A. Entrepreneurial. Driven. Innovative. Tireless. Sound familiar?

Contractors are planners by nature. Most company principals have worked their entire professional lives to build and grow their firms, yet for many, the idea of perpetuating their business is always years away. In an era of record valuations, it’s easy to make the assumption that a willing buyer will always be there to take the reins. The key to successful ownership transition is simply ...

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Recognizing the skilled trades on Labor Day

9/2/2019 8:00 AM

This Labor Day, we continue the decades-long tradition of honoring the American worker, and especially those in the skilled trades. At Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade association with more than 21,000 members, we know that our skilled workers are our most valuable asset—the individuals who build where we live, learn, work, heal and play. And as an industry with an earn-while-you-learn education model, we provide a pathway for our workers to constantly hone their skills, advance their careers and achieve the American Dream ...

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