MILWAUKEE, OCT. 19, 2023 — ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Manager Olivia Schulte was recognized as a rising young professional at the Newsmakers of the Year event in Milwaukee on Oct. 19, 2023. The event, which is held by The Daily Reporter, honored 50 newsmakers from around the state in 20 different categories.
The honorees have demonstrated leadership, contributed to their community and successfully achieved positive outcomes early in their careers.
Schulte, who manages roughly 350 apprentices in plumbing, electrical and HVAC trades, enjoys helping individuals all the way through their apprenticeship programs, from start to finish.
“I think that everyone who doesn’t have a background in the trades, when they enter the trades for the first time, they have only a surface-level understanding,” Schulte, said. “But once a person becomes immersed, they come to fully appreciate the high level of skill required to be successful in the field.”
Schulte said watching apprentices grow into their skilled trades is the most rewarding part of her job.
“Watching them complete the program and celebrate graduation, and knowing you took part in that, there’s nothing that compares.”