ABC OF WI
Trade programs for all life stages.
Hands on training from day one
Many individuals in registered apprenticeships didn’t love traditional education classes. They did much better in classes where they were they were out of their seats, using their hands, and working on projects while they learned the material. Registered apprenticeships allow you to learn practical and needed skills on the job.
Working with an employer who is investing in you
Registered apprenticeships start with employment, which means that the employer is hiring you before the apprenticeship starts and investing in you when you are in the apprenticeship (because they are paying to go to work and school). Unlike some higher education degrees where employment is tough after graduation, registered apprentices start with employment which continues through graduation – and beyond!
Limited-to-no student debt
From day one, apprentices are paid by the employer both on the job and to attend the paid related instruction classes. ABC of Wisconsin does charge tuition, but the wages that you make will far exceed the cost of tuition (plus, some employers even pay tuition)!
Classes directly related to your career
Unlike other higher education options, the classes that you take for your registered apprenticeship are directly related to your trade so that you can learn the book knowledge behind what you are seeing on the job.
ABC of Wisconsin’s registered apprenticeships are overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, who issues a national recognized certificate of completion when our registered apprentices are finished. In construction, having completed an apprenticeship is an important qualification for many other opportunities.
TOP 5 REASONS
to Choose a Career in Construction
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.
Still not convinced?
Not sure where to begin your apprenticeship journey? Select One of the
The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, disability, arrest or conviction record, marital status, or membership in the armed forces. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law, and all other applicable state laws and regulations.
CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
Apprentices like Katherine
+ Work with their hands
+ Have a sense of accomplishment in their work
+ Get to work in different locations
+ Make good money