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What is Apprenticeship?

With an apprenticeship, you start with a job and build a career. Simply put, a contractor hires you, and then you enroll in the ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program. Over the next three to five years, you will learn everything you need – through in-class and on-the-job training – to strive in all aspects of your chosen trade.

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TOP 5 REASONS

to Choose a Career in Construction

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EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.

In apprenticeship, you get paid from the first day on the job and even while you attend class. When your schooling is done, you’re already employed with a company that helped put you through school… and without a mountain of college debt!

ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT.

Construction offers many opportunities to move up the career ladder from journey worker to supervisor, project manager and even owner. Many companies are run by individuals who started in apprenticeship.

JOBS ARE IN DEMAND.

When you learn these skills, you will be in demand. Demand means employers really want to hire you and it means better pay and benefits from employers who want to keep you.

PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP.

Individuals in construction don’t just sit behind a desk and do the same thing every day. They build things, which gives a sense of pride and accomplishment in the work they do.

FUN AND EXCITING.

Every project is different. You get to work with many different teams using creativity and innovation and acquire new skills using exciting equipment and technology.

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