WISCONSIN LABORERS' APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

OUR APPRENTICESHIP

Are you looking for the start of a great career or for a career change? The construction craft laborer is a highly diverse trade that offers work opportunities across all sectors of the construction industry. The Wisconsin Laborers' Apprenticeship program is uniquely designed to provide the classroom, hands-on, and technical skills training required to sustain the construction industry with safe and productive workers. Our Apprentice's, regardless of experience, immediately begin to earn a wage while learning on-the-job and in the classroom.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Not less than 18 years of age.  Proof of age may be required.

  • Must have the physical ability to perform the work of the trade with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • A reading understanding, writing and communicating ability as would enable the applicant to perform the tasks of the Construction Craft Laborer in a safe manner and comprehend the subject matter taught in related instruction.

  • Any individual entering the Apprenticeship program must have acceptable test scores or be tested prior to starting work. Our program requires a Reading & Arithmetic component. ACT, Accuplacer, or Next Generation Accuplacer are the accepted testing methods.

  • Must have reliable transportation to job site & training.

TESTING INFORMATION

Any individual entering the Apprenticeship program must have acceptable test scores or be tested prior to starting work. Our program requires a Reading & Arithmetic component. ACT, Accuplacer, or Next Generation Accuplacer are the accepted testing methods. Qualifying testing scores are good for up to 5 years from the acceptance date but need to be updated annually until you find a contractor to work for.

Most technical colleges offer online or in-person testing options. For online option you will need a computer, access to the internet & a webcam. If you are looking to test with us, please contact our office @ 608-788-1095. If you have a contractor/job already lined up or a contractor has instructed you to be tested for the Apprenticeship then contact our office

Once you have successfully completed your testing or have already qualifying ACT/Accuplacer test scores, please complete the below Apprentice Application. Then return test scores AND application to the Local 140 office. You may return these in-person at our office, via mail, or e-mail. We will then contact you regarding the next steps.

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

Compared to the risky proposition of getting a costly college education with no guarantee of a job and student loans to pay off, the Wisconsin Laborers' Apprenticeship program makes so much sense. Apprentices earn while they learn. As you work your way through our Apprenticeship program and your skills, knowledge, and experience increase, so does your rate of pay. The lifetime skills they acquire transfer among many employers which results in greater employment opportunities and long-term job security. Apprentice typically start out earning $24-$26 per hour, PLUS health and pension benefits.

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