wisconsin operating engineers

Excavating Using Side Boom Tractors

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we’ll learn how side boom tractors are used in excavating. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services. Stu first travels to Coloma WI to check out the required training and then to Wrightstown WI to watch the installation of a natural [...]

2020-07-20T15:40:20+00:00July 20th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center in Coloma WI. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from Wisconsin Operating Engineers to learn about the classroom, heavy equipment and on-the-job training that comes with a Wisconsin Operating Engineers apprenticeship. Click here for more information and check out the Careers Tab on the Building Wisconsin [...]

2020-07-06T15:05:05+00:00July 6th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Camp American Legion Opens This Week

As Memorial Day approaches and our state opens up for outdoor activities, it means the opening of Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk WI. The Camp is an outdoor retreat for Wisconsin veterans and serves approximately 400 injured and disabled veterans each summer. Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features Camp American Legion and showcases the [...]

Start Online And Finish Outdoors

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 [...]

2020-04-30T15:46:26+00:00April 30th, 2020|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

A Springtime Reminder

As springtime comes and road construction season begins, it's a good time to remind folks that there are at least $50,000 reasons to train to become a Wisconsin Operating Engineer. There's equal opportunity for men and women, too. Check out today's video from Building Wisconsin TV to learn more and if you think [...]

2020-04-09T15:23:38+00:00April 9th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

More Veterans Are Joining The Trades

The Building Trades recognize that veterans learn skills during their service that are valuable outside the military. That's why many trades sponsor recruiting initiatives targeting veterans. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, we'll see what some veterans are saying about being a Wisconsin Operating Engineer. For more career opportunities in the Trades, [...]

2020-02-17T13:30:19+00:00February 17th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

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+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Proud To Be A Wisconsin Operating Engineer

In today's short video from Building Wisconsin TV, we'll hear some apprentices talk about why they're proud they made the decision to become a Wisconsin Operating Engineer. If you like what you hear, go to BuildingWisconsinTogether.com to learn more. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction initiatives in Wisconsin, check out [...]

2020-01-13T16:35:42+00:00January 13th, 2020|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+00:00October 21st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Campus

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features the Wisconsin Operating Engineers 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 the classroom, heavy equipment and on-the-job training that comes with a Wisconsin Operating Engineers apprenticeship. Click here for more info and [...]

2019-10-01T15:07:13+00:00October 1st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments