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Record numbers attend November 14th externship

Thank you to the more than 550 attendees that joined us at the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center.  Students, educators and parents from 60 school districts attended this biannual event to learn about the career path of an Operating Engineer.  Watch for details on the Spring 2019 event!

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 »