WAUKESHA ó Four
hundred contracted apprentices, a record amount, have enrolled in
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsinís apprentice
program for this fall.
According to an
announcement, the total of active participants is now 1,454 people
across 12 construction trades.
numbers are the highest since the launch of ABC of Wisconsinís
apprenticeship program in 1987, according to the announcement. The
program has trained tens of thousands of workers in carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, roofing, HVAC, sheet metal, steamfitting,
sprinkler fitting, heavy equipment operating, concrete finishing,
heat and frost insulating and construction craft laborer. ABC of
Wisconsin offers apprentices paid on-the-job and in-class training
for three to five years while working in their selected trade. The
ABC Apprenticeship Program is certified by the stateís Bureau of