The 26th Biennial Wisconsin Apprenticeship Conference will be held on January 26-28, 2014 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Apprenticeship practitioners and partners are invited to submit proposals for workshops for the 2014 conference. Submit your proposal online or complete the proposal form and submit via email, fax or mail.
Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations. It combines on-the-job learning under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. It is sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train in a working situation.
The employment opportunity is the most basic requirement for an apprenticeship. Without a job there is no "on-the-job" learning, and such training represents about 90% of the program. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of training hours in an apprenticeship program become certified skilled workers.
A written agreement between the apprentice and the sponsor is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Department of Workforce Development.
The decision to train your skilled workforce using the structured apprenticeship method can start a chain reaction of positive results for your company. This video shows how.