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Pat Acker: Prepare students for the ‘new-collar’ jobs of the future

Wisconsin’s economy is booming, with unemployment near all-time lows and employers desperate for qualified workers. This is great news for young people just entering the workforce, who are affected for a very long time by the economic conditions of their initial job years.

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 »