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Careers in Construction & Apprenticeship. Why Construction? Largest Industry in U.S. 1.9 million construction companies in U.S. –6 million workers In.

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1 Careers in Construction & Apprenticeship

2 Why Construction? Largest Industry in U.S. 1.9 million construction companies in U.S. –6 million workers In the next 10 years, more than $600 billion will be spent on construction projects

3 The Construction Industry Growing by more than 250,000 men & women each year Average craftsperson age is _____? »48 Shortage of skilled workers has created an imbalance of skilled workers to willing apprentices for the next 10 yrs.

4 Employed full-time Attend school one day every other week, one night a week or a block schedule depending on trade Paid salary while in school 3, 4, & 5 year training programs Already have a job upon graduation. What is Apprenticeship?

5 Apprenticeship Agreement State Employer/Sponsor Apprentice

6 90% On the Job Training 10 % Classroom Instruction

7 Apprenticeship Statistics ABC sponsors nearly 800 Apprentices in WI 11 trades Training at 10 Technical Colleges.

8 Apprenticeship Trades Carpentry Concrete Finishing** Construction Craft Laborer** Electronic Systems Technician Electrical Heavy Equipment Operating** HVAC Insulating * Plumbing Roofing** Sprinkler Fitting* *Correspondence Course ** Block Course

9 College Degree UW System School $7,578 Tuition & Fees x 4 years $30,312 *Not including Housing ( Per UW-Whitewater for school year)

10 Plumbing Apprenticeship Minimum Hourly Wages 1st year=$ nd year=$ rd year=$ th year=$ th year=$25.33 Average Skilled Plumber: $33.77

11 Cost of Education Plumbing $217,754 (5 yr. totals) - $8,500 tuition$209,254 College 4 yr. total -$30,312 -$30,312 Tuition Only

12 **Based on 3% wage growth for people going through apprenticeship and 6% wage growth for people going to college. College graduates are estimated to be making $30,000 upon graduation.

13 How can I prepare? High School Classes –Math: algebra & geometry –Communications Skills: written & oral communication classes –Shop/Tech Ed: woods, metals, construction classes –Just taking the course isnt good enough, a C or better is needed.

14 Apprenticeship Requirements Entrance Test (Accuplacer or TABE)* C of better in algebra** High School Transcripts or GED Drivers License (or means to get to work) *Test is not required for Concrete Finishing, Heavy Equipment, & Roofing. **Algebra is only required for Electronic Systems Technician and Electrical

15 Questions?? ABC of WI Apprenticeship & Training 5330 Wall St Madison, WI Or visit us on Facebook under Wisconsin Apprenticeship


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