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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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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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Emerging Leader – Working On The Business

A common theme in the ABC of Wisconsin Construction U Emerging Leader program is the transition from employee to decision-maker. Several of our participants describe it as moving from working in [...]

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‘I Should Just Do It Myself’

In talking with construction supervisors throughout the state, there is a common frustration with the latest generation of entry-level workers. It is not unusual for a newer foreman, crew leader [...]

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Sink or Swim – A Better Choice

When I was a kid, my grandfather told me when he was a little boy, his father took a rowboat with my grandfather in it to the middle of a lake. Once there, he threw my grandfather overboard and [...]