LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Honoring the men and women who build Wisconsin

Dear editor,

On Labor Day, we honor the men and women who build our cities, villages and towns. From roads to bridges, schools and municipal buildings, Wisconsin’s construction industry has contributed to our local development, advancement and strength for decades. And the construction industry builds people, too, by prioritizing well-paying jobs, professional advancement and lifelong learning.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin and our more than 870 members have been setting the standard for excellence in construction since 1976, and workforce development remains one of our strategic goals. Our chapter – the largest of 72 ABC chapters throughout the country – is working hard to recruit and train the next generation of construction workers. These efforts are most evident in our apprenticeship program, which features more than 1,500 workers who are receiving paid on-the-job instruction in 12 different construction trades...

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Ken Notes: I agree with John. I would add that we should exponentially increase our use of apprenticeship and working with our tech, UW, and secondary systems in the State. I would also like to revive WisconsinApprentice.com to promote these ideas if there are any sponsors out there interested call me...



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