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Wisconsin apprentices earn trip to national competition

Winners photoWEST BEND, WI -- Three of Wisconsin’s top construction apprentices have earned top honors in their respective trades and will represent the state in the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships (NCC). The three advanced after placing first in their respective trades at the ABC of Wisconsin Skill Competition and will now compete against the top craft trainees from around the U.S.

Apprenticeship ratio changes credited with jumps in apprenticeship enrollment

Apprenticeship imagesPEWAUKEE -- Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) reports a big jump in construction apprenticeship programs as a result of the apprenticeship ratio changes that went into effect this year. 

In a recent news post, the college announced record enrollments in the School of Applied Technologies, which operates many different types of apprenticeships, including the ABC construction trades ... 

October is Careers in Construction Month

For recent high school graduates, individuals interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American dream, there is no better time to join the construction industry. Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin is committed to recruiting and fostering the next generation of workers to close the skills gap. October is designated as national Careers in Construction Month, but ABC of Wisconsin works with high schools and community-based organizations year-round to ensure everyone has access to these worthwhile, family-sustaining career opportunities. 

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Walker’s support of apprenticeship isn’t new

ABC of Wisconsin President John Mielke touted Gov. Scott Walker's record on apprenticeship in response to a letter to the editor in The Daily Reporter in Milwaukee. Pathways for construction apprenticeship have continuously expanded under Gov. Scott Walker’s leadership, he wrote, noting Walker signed into law a bill that makes adult registered apprenticeship available to qualified high school seniors who want to get a head start on their careers. It’s similar to high school students taking advanced-placement courses for college (dual) credit. Gov. Walker also signed a measure to change the skilled-worker-to-apprentice ratios to 1:1, which eliminates convoluted state rules and brings Wisconsin in line with many other states with similar ratios.

ABC of WI’s apprenticeship program reaches record high enrollment

A record 400 new contracted apprentices enrolled in Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program this fall, bringing the program’s total number of participants to 1,454 across 12 construction trades. The enrollment numbers are the highest on record since the launch of ABC of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program in 1987.

ABC of Wisconsin holds 'Apprenticeship Signing Day' at Royal Construction in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, WI – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin on Thursday celebrated the state’s Youth Apprenticeship program and marked a milestone for a youth apprentice as he committed to an adult registered apprenticeship at Royal Construction in Eau Claire. “Apprenticeship Signing Day” featured Treyton Sloniker, a 2018 graduate of Greenwood High School who began a youth apprenticeship with Royal Construction in April 2017. 

303 honored for completing ABC of Wisconsin apprenticeship programs

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI – Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin celebrated the accomplishments of 303 professional craft workers during the 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet on Friday, May 11, at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.Ninety-six apprentices were on hand to be recognized for completing their apprenticeships before a record crowd of more than 500 apprentices, family members and friends. ABC of Wisconsin also recognized three individuals as the 2018 Craft Professional, Instructor and Apprentice of the Year, respectively. 

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.

Construction employees and employers thank Legislature for addressing construction skills gap

ApprenticesGroups representing both construction employees and construction employers today applauded the Wisconsin State Legislature for helping address the construction skills gap by allowing high schoolers to participate in adult apprenticeship programs. Assembly Bill 745 authored by Rep. Romaine Quinn (Barron) and State Senator Pat Testin (Stevens Point) could shave up to six months off the length of an apprentice program, similar to advanced placement (AP) courses that allow high school students to earn college credit. Construction apprenticeship programs are typically three to five years in length. 

Construction employees and employers thank Legislature for addressing construction skills gap

ApprenticesGroups representing both construction employees and construction employers today applauded the Wisconsin State Legislature for helping address the construction skills gap by allowing high schoolers to participate in adult apprenticeship programs. Assembly Bill 745 authored by Rep. Romaine Quinn (Barron) and State Senator Pat Testin (Stevens Point) could shave up to six months off the length of an apprentice program, similar to advanced placement (AP) courses that allow high school students to earn college credit. Construction apprenticeship programs are typically three to five years in length. 

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