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Construction trades and contractors work to build a better Wisconsin everyday


In Wisconsin, a growing economy and a promising future are valued! When skilled construction trades and respected contractors work together - great buildings like Camp Randall Stadium, Lambeau Field and the Marquette Interchange come to life!

The expertise of Wisconsin's Operating Engineers is evident in the buildings, roads, bridges and infrastructure in our communities. These projects provide jobs and enhance the quality of life in Wisconsin. Operating Engineers and the respected contractors they support are Building Wisconsin Together.

Great wages and benefits

$61.11 Average Wage
$98,700 Starting Apprentice Wages & Benefits in first year
$122,200 Journey Worker Annual Wages and Benefits

 

 

The Construction Industry expects 22% job growth by 2020!

BWT in the News

High school seniors now eligible for apprenticeships

In April, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 375, allowing high school seniors to apply for and be registered in apprenticeship programs. This is a great way for students to have an accelerated entry into an apprenticeship and meet industry workforce needs. The Local 139 training center allows students with senior status to attend apprenticeship information… Read more »

WI State Government OKs Operators’ Pre-apprenticeships

The Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council, an arm of the state’s Department of Workforce Development, recently approved pre-apprenticeships for youth taking online classes through Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin as well as adults who are preparing for apprenticeships. This certification is important for the Wisconsin Operating Engineers because it formally recognizes DCA’s online program as a… Read more »

Pre-Apprenticeship Primer

Many of the workforce initiatives that are underway through CBG’s efforts are defined as pre-apprenticeship. Whether we are targeting youth through Destinations Career Academy or adults through Apprenticeship Readiness, the end goal is to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeship. Pre-Apprenticeship is a hot topic right now because of the June Presidential… Read more »