Apprenticeships: Training the Next Generation

All of the trade unions have programs that are a joint labor-management effort to train skilled craftsmen for today's construction industry. Being accepted into one of the programs means receiving on-the-job training with pay and professional classroom and shop instruction.

What to Expect in Your Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship training in construction today includes residential, commercial, industrial buildings, roads and bridges. To construct and maintain these systems, extensive specialized training is necessary. After completion you will have one of life's most important assets: the assurance and security of a good trade. If you are willing to study, work and apply your best efforts, this is your opportunity to enroll today for a lifetime of satisfaction and benefits.

Trades you might consider training for are:

Boilermaker

For information contact:

Rick Wilson, Local Apprenticeship Coordinator, Boilermakers J.A.C.
3185 Gateway Rd, Ste 200
Brookfield,WI 53045
(262) 754-1291

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Bricklayer

For information contact:

Mark Graf, Training Director, Bricklayers J.A.C.
P.O. Box 516017
New Berlin,WI 53151-0617
(262) 827-4173

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Carpenter

For information contact:

Joe Weisling, Training Director, Carpenters J.A.C.
N25 W23055 Paul Road, Suite #3
Pewaukee,WI 53072
(262) 574-6995

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Cement Mason

For information contact:

Kilah Engelke, Coordinator, Cement Masons J.A.C.
8701 North Lauer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
(414) 354-0599

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Electrician

For information contact:

Dan Large, Training Director, Electrical Industry J.A.C.
11001 West Plank Court, Suite 100
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 543-9060

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Elevator Construction

For information contact:

Kelvin Nord, Business Manager, Elevator Constructors J.A.C.
17125 West Cleveland Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 786-9982

Glazier

For information contact:

Joel Allen, Secretary, Glaziers J.A.C.
S68 W22665 National Ave, P.O. Box 189
Big Bend,WI 53103
(262) 662-1827

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Heat and Frost Insulator

For information contact:

Craig Stevens, Coordinator, Heat and Frost Insulators J.A.C.
N27 W23155 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee,WI 53072
(262) 548-9606

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Ironworker

For information contact:

Richard Hanson, Coordinator, Ironworkers J.A.C.
12034 West Adler Lane
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 476-9372

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Laborer

For information contact:

Ray Wiatt, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Laborers J.A.C.
4633 Liuna Way, Suite #100
Deforest, WI 53532
(608) 846-5768

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Operating Engineer

For information contact:

Dan Sperberg, Coordinator, Operating Engineers J.A.C.
W11584 State Road #21
Coloma, WI 549301-9718
(715) 228-4911

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Operative Plasterer

For information contact:

Kilah Engelke, Coordinator, Operative Plasterers J.A.C.
8701 North Lauer Street
Milwaukee,WI 53224
(414) 354-0599

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Painter

For information contact:

Adam Holmes, Coordinator, Painters J.A.C.
S68 W22665 National Ave, P.O. Box 189
Big Bend, WI 53103
(262) 662-1827

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Plumber

For information contact:

Wes Zastrow, Coordinator, Plumbers J.A.C.
11175 West Parkland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3135
(414) 359-1318

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Roofer

For information contact:

Gerry Ferreira, Coordinator, Roofers J.A.C.
16601 West Dakota Street
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 785-9720

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Sheet Metal Worker

For information contact:

Dennis Kopp, Coordinator, Sheet Metal Workers J.A.C.
2201 Springdale Rd
Waukesha,WI 53186
(262) 798-1812

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Sprinklerfitter

For information contact:

Corey Gall, Coordinator, Sprinklerfitters J.A.C.
W175 N5700 Technology Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 252-0183

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Steamfitter

For information contact:

Brian Toutant, Coordinator, Steamfitters J.A.C.
3300 South 103rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53227
(414) 988-7806

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The Story of Big Step, Inc.

The Big-Step outreach program was established to acquaint individuals with employment and career opportunities in the skilled trades. Big-Step is a major assistance program to help applicants upgrade their math, science, and other academic skills for a successful career in construction.

The overall goal of Big-Step is to provide greater skills to individuals striving for a career in the skilled trades. The majority of participants will be placed into higher skilled/higher paying jobs and apprenticeship occupations, once training and work experience has been achieved.