construction trades

High School Electives At Destinations Career Academy

If you know a high school student who's handy or likes the outdoors, there are elective courses that can lead to a rewarding career. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship Courses which are among the electives offered online at Destinations Career Academy.   Subscribe to the Building [...]

2020-02-03T17:07:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Testing To Be A Journeyman Plumber

Plumbers Local 75 apprentices go through a 5 year paid training program including classroom and on-the-job training which culminates in the Wisconsin Journeyman Plumbers Test. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith travels to Madison Area Technical College to watch apprentices preparing for the test. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to [...]

2020-01-02T16:06:07+00:00 January 2nd, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Historic Preservation Of Germania Building

Today's video from Building Wisconsin TV features the historic preservation of the Germania Building in downtown Milwaukee which was built in 1896. Host Stuart Keith meets with construction manager Mark Klann from Cardinal Capital Management who shows the interior demolition, planning and preservation of this iconic building. Also, Steve Breitlow from Plumbers Local [...]

2019-11-25T16:33:40+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Food Warehouse Video Has 15,000 Views

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV has over 15,000 views on YouTube. Host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We'll see the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site [...]

2019-11-04T16:31:50+00:00 November 4th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Recruiting Beyond Career Day

For years, the Building Trades have hosted Career Days designed to recruit high school students who might be interested in an apprenticeship instead of college. Now with career portals and online course offerings, recruiting happens all year long. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers pre-apprenticeship course [...]

2019-10-21T15:05:28+00:00 October 21st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We’ll check out the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site and finish up in the engine room of a [...]

2019-09-19T15:19:06+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Back To School Can Be A Good Thing

Students always dread seeing those first ads for Back To School sales. They mean that summer's almost over and the daily grind begins again soon. But Back To School can be a good thing if you're a high school student taking the WI Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship course offered as an elective through Destinations [...]

2019-08-06T14:10:47+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Fresh And Frozen Food Distribution

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We’ll check out the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site and finish up [...]

2019-06-27T15:08:20+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments