Operating Engineers

More Women Are Coming To The Trades

The booming construction market means that there are more opportunities for a rewarding career in the trades - for men and women. And the news media is picking up on it too as you can see from this article. Today’s video short from Building Wisconsin shows that there are $50,000 reasons to consider the Wisconsin Operating [...]

2018-05-09T14:53:45+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Foxconn Construction Underway

The first phase of construction at the new Foxconn plant in Pleasant Prairie WI has begun. There are approximately 400 workers now on site and more will be needed as construction progresses. To see how skilled these workers are, check out today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series featuring the IUOE Local 139 Training Campus in [...]

2018-04-30T15:09:01+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Start Learning A Trade In High School

If you know a Wisconsin high school student who might be interested in a highly rewarding career as a Wisconsin Operating Engineer, then check out today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series to learn about the Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship courses being offered to students as a high school elective. Classes are online and offered through Destinations Career Academy. [...]

2018-04-18T14:20:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Can You Start Learning A Trade On Your Computer?

Can you actually start learning a trade on your computer? You can if you're a high school student enrolled in the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship courses offered online through Destinations Career Academy. Learn more in today's video from the Building Wisconsin TV series. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major [...]

2018-01-22T16:06:41+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

How Do We Fund Transportation Infrastructure?

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said recently that it's time for the rubber to meet the road when it comes to transportation funding. In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we look at finding a long term funding source for Wisconsin highways, roads and bridges. Host Stuart Keith meets with Craig [...]

2017-12-27T16:27:06+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Project Insights|0 Comments

Training To Be An Operating Engineer

Today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series features Wisconsin Operating Engineers training at the IUOE Local 139 Training Campus in Coloma. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from the Wisconsin Operating Engineers and Robb Kahl from the Construction Business Group to learn about the classroom, heavy equipment and on-the-job training that’s [...]

2017-12-13T15:31:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Project Insights|0 Comments

We Need More Construction Workers!

We need more construction workers! Whether it's a major metropolitan project or a new house across town, Building Wisconsin requires a well-trained workforce. If you know a Wisconsin high school student who might be interested in a highly rewarding career as a Wisconsin Operating Engineer, then check out today’s video from the Building [...]

2017-11-15T16:05:12+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Project Insights|0 Comments

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training

In today's video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we see how Wisconsin Operating Engineers from IUOE Local 139 are trained at their 400 acre Training Campus in Coloma WI. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from the Wisconsin Operating Engineers and Robb Kahl from the Construction Business Group to learn about [...]

2017-11-08T15:53:39+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Project Insights|0 Comments