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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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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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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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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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ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Turns 30!

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship program is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. That's longer than most apprentices have been [...]

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Future Construction Managers Shorten Learning Curve With Giant Erector Set

How do you educate 30 inexperienced college kids to a point where they will become good construction project managers? You provide them a real-world construction site with skid steers, cranes and [...]