Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council

The Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council's mission is to advise the Department of Workforce Development on matters involving the Wisconsin Apprenticeship System, including the enactment of laws, rules, and standards. 

Council Composition

The Council is required by law to maintain the following composition:  

All members of the WI Apprenticeship Advisory Council must be persons who are familiar with apprenticeable occupations.   Employee and employer members serve three year terms and are nominated by statewide trade associations, employer groups, the state labor organization, and community based organizations.  Only designated members of the Council are authorized to vote.  The Council generally meets three or four times a year, or more often as needed. 

Council Members

Co-Chairs

Employee Members

Employer Members

Educational Representatives

Public Members

Council Subcommittees

Subcommittees are typically comprised of Council members, but may also include other apprenticeship stakeholders.

Educational Linkages Subcommittee

Mission Statement: Develop critical linkages between the apprenticeship community and the secondary and post secondary educational system. 

Equal Access Subcommittee

Mission Statement: Increase access, recruitment, training and retention of women and minorities in state approved apprenticeship programs.

Outreach Subcommittee

Mission Statement:  Promote apprenticeship opportunities into high growth areas.  Outreach materials will be developed to assist applicants and sponsors.

Policy and Standards Subcommittee

Mission Statement:  Review and provide recommendations to the DWD/Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards concerning apprenticeship regulations and policies.