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Attract Better Applicants - Apprentices are looking for a career, not just a job. So, they'll be more loyal and take the job seriously.
Instill Your Company's Value - Train the kind of employees you want working for you. Apprentices understand how your company works and follow your company's rules.
More Loyal Employees - Employees brought up in your company are more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeship fosters retention & loyalty, helping you reduce turnover.
Gain a More Knowledgeable Workforce - Apprentices learn on the jobsite and in the classroom. This unique training combination puts their skills and knowledge into immediate practice.
Benefit from Skilled Workers - You want employees that can perform the specific tasks your business demands. Apprenticeship builds employees with the skills and certifications you need.
Replenish your Skilled Workforce - Don't allow valuable expertise to walk out the door with your aging workforce. Pass it on to new employees through apprenticeship.
Increase Safety – Skilled and knowledgeable apprentices make fewer mistakes. And with fewer mistakes and fewer accidents, your company can create a safer workplace.
Increase Productivity - Apprentices trained specifically to your needs will work smarter and more efficiently, which makes your company more productive.
Become More Competitive - Apprenticeship gives you an edge. A more productive company is a more competitive company.
Earn a Return on Your Investment - A more productive, more competitive company is more profitable. For every dollar you spend training apprentices, you earn $1.50 back.
Annually, Wisconsin registers apprenticeships in hundreds of different occupations, ranging from the traditional construction trades (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.) to service (cosmetologists, utility line workers, etc.) to industrial (maintenance mechanic, tool and die, etc.) Learn more about selected apprenticeable occupations in each of these sectors
Apprenticeship is an effective solution in any occupation that involves progressive attainment of manual, mechanical or technical skills, and knowledge which meets industry standard for that occupation, and which:
Requires related theoretical (academic) instruction to supplement the on-the-job learning.
Is clearly identified and recognized as an occupation throughout an industry.
Apprenticeship training is in constant evolution. Industry stakeholders from all over Wisconsin work together to keep apprentice training current and future-focused.
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