We're declaring 2020 the Year of Recruiting on the Building Wisconsin Blog. We feel a big part of our mission is to get the word out on the many great apprenticeship programs available in the Building Trades. And the beauty is that applying for them is as easy as a few clicks on [...]
Happy New Year from your friends at Building Wisconsin TV! Today we're repeating one of our favorite shows from 2019, the Wisconsin Pipe Trades State Apprenticeship Competition. Here's to a prosperous 2020! Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction initiatives in Wisconsin, check out our Roku channel and be sure to like us on Facebook!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at Building Wisconsin TV! In today's video, apprentices talk about the pride they feel as members of Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction initiatives in Wisconsin, check out our Roku channel and be sure to like us on Facebook!
As reported here, the Transportation Projects Commission is set to meet this month for the first time since December 2014. The Commission approves major road plans for study and signs off on their enumeration for construction. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we learn about the importance of quarries in road building as [...]
There is an ongoing shortage of workers in construction, especially women. As reported here, while women make up 51% of the total workforce, in construction it’s just over 9%. Many trades, including Plumbers Local 75 have been actively recruiting women to join their apprenticeship programs. At Plumbers75Careers.com, interested candidates answer a few questions [...]
Construction continues on the new Verona WI high school set to open in the fall of 2020. Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features the construction of the new high school. Host Stuart Keith meets with District Supt. Dean Gorell to learn about the project and Kevin Roth from JH Findorff explains the role of Wisconsin Laborers. [...]
While many of the Building Trades have increased recruiting efforts towards women, the numbers are still woefully inadequate. For example, in 2018 it was estimated that women comprised only 5.4% of welders, 2.4% of electricians and 2.2% of carpenters. We're starting to develop interest early with programs like CAMPBuild and in today's video [...]
Yesterday, Labor Day celebrations took place all around Wisconsin. Building Wisconsin TV was at Labor Fest in Madison held on the grounds at the Labor Temple. A big crowd enjoyed beautiful weather, lots of food and family fun along with 2 great bands! Building Wisconsin TV salutes and thanks the Tradespeople in our [...]
CampBUILD is the result of a combined vision between the Badgerland Girl Scouts and Madison College to help build a bridge between women and the skilled trades. This summer, CampBUILD hosted camps for girls from pre-K through high school over 2 weeks. Kindergarteners designed and built birdhouses with hand tools while middle and [...]
Building Wisconsin TV wants to echo congratulations to Steamfitters Local 601 members Scott Graper (welder) and Justin Lindberg (steamfitter) for placing 1st in the 2019 UA District 4 Apprentice Contest. They moved on to the UA International Pipe Trades Championships in Ann Arbor MI. In today’s video, we feature competition from the 2019 [...]