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Focus on careers in construction during National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeships are a key part of Associated Builders and Contractors’ commitment to an all-of-the-above approach for developing a safe, skilled and productive workforce that meets the current [...]

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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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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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When They Come Knocking

With most contractors who made it through the crunch of 2008-2009, the current economy in Wisconsin is looking bright. There is a big issue with the current growth – the strong demand for [...]

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The Compensation Conundrum

Jim Collins in his book Good to Great writes, “The purpose of a compensation system should not be to get the right behavior from the wrong people, but to get the right people on the bus in the [...]