The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in online virtual learning for students from kindergarten through college. For high school students who are handy and like the outdoors, there are online 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 [...]
In this time of isolation and emphasis on personal safety, Wisconsin Pipe Trades professionals are taking appropriate precautions to keep themselves and others safe. Through their career hub, they have a COVID-19 Health and Safety Portal and they've also reached out to non-union pros by postcard to share the helpful information. Good to [...]
While many businesses are wondering when they might be able to resume operations, construction is considered essential and Wisconsin Laborers are still on the job. Their website has helpful COVID-19 resources and safety info, as well as a form for users to to submit specific questions. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, [...]
The Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association through their career hub, pipetradecareers.com have published a Worker Safety Protocol for COVID-19 to provide resources to keep Wisconsin's pros safe and healthy. Check it out for tips on Drain and Sewer work, Venting and Exhaust work and how to keep tools free from COVID-19. A post card [...]
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. [...]