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ABC Jobs Ambassador Rebecca Kleefisch Chats With High School Students About Apprenticeship

National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11 - 15) began with the announcement that former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is partnering with ABC of Wisconsin as a new Jobs Ambassador and it culminated at [...]

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Jobs Ambassador: Building Wisconsin Jobs Requires Reimagining Higher Ed

As a mom, I remember sitting in the eighth-grade parents’ “Introduction to High School” presentation in our district. As Wisconsin’s former lieutenant governor, I remember the part about higher [...]

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Why Apprenticeship is Becoming a Smart Choice for Many

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 [...]

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Recognizing the Skilled Trades on Labor Day

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 [...]

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Youth Apprenticeship: Making A Historic Link Into Adult Apprenticeship

Youth apprenticeship has been providing career exploration and pathway opportunities to high school students for more than 25 years. It can be a big advantage for students who have an idea of [...]

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ABC’s Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

Posts on the Wisconsin Contractor Blog were read more than 48,500 times in 2018, according to a review of website statistics by ABC of Wisconsin. Throughout the year, ABC of Wisconsin uses the [...]

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Budget Priority Sessions Offer Opportunity for ABC Members

ABC members may want to use the Governor-elect's budget priority sessions this month to share issues important to them, specifically, how 1:1 apprenticeship ratios, the elimination of prevailing [...]

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ABC VP Talks Workforce Development on Rural Wisconsin Initiative Podcast

ABC of Wisconsin Vice President Kelly Tourdot was featured on the inaugural edition of “RuralCast” – a podcast created by the Rural Wisconsin Initiative – to discuss apprenticeships and workforce [...]

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Developing Your Talent Pipeline Through Youth Apprenticeship

Labor shortage stories seem to cover the front page of newspapers daily. Employers across diverse industries, including construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and [...]

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Why We Make a Big Deal of Apprenticeship Graduations

you’ve met Jacob Moody, you know how passionate he is about the construction industry. His motivation to continue learning earned him a gold medal last March at the ABC National Craft [...]

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