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Happy New Year 2020

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!

2019-12-31T15:15:54+00:00 December 31st, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Merry Christmas 2019

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!  

2019-12-24T15:06:03+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

More Women Are Attracted To The Trades

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 [...]

2019-11-19T16:18:10+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Verona High School Construction Update

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. [...]

2019-11-18T16:20:52+00:00 November 18th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

More Women Need To Consider The Trades

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 [...]

2019-09-10T15:56:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

CampBUILD Introduces Girls To The Trades

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 [...]

2019-08-29T15:34:37+00:00 August 27th, 2019|Current Events|0 Comments

Local 601 Apprentices Advance In District 4 Contest

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 [...]

2019-08-12T14:30:53+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments