2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2001 - Introduced by Senators Welch and
Darling, cosponsored by
Representatives Owens, Suder, Sykora, Ladwig, Olsen, Hundertmark,
Albers, Kreibich, Ott, Townsend, Balow, Kestell and Lassa. Referred to
Committee on Labor and Agriculture.
1An Act to create
106.01 (11) of the statutes; relating to: apprenticeship training
2and making appropriations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the department of workforce development (DWD) may
determine reasonable apprenticeship classifications, promulgate rules, issue
general or special orders, hold hearings, make findings, and render orders as
necessary to oversee the apprenticeship programs provided in this state.
This bill directs DWD to provide a trade masters pilot program to recognize
advanced training and postapprenticeship achievements in three trades, crafts, or
businesses, one of which must be in the industrial sector, one in the construction
sector, and one in the service sector of the economy. In addition, the bill provides
funding for the provision of that program and for promotional materials directed at
encouraging youth to participate in apprenticeship programs. Finally, the bill
requires DWD to submit to the legislature, by July 1, 2005, an evaluation of the
effectiveness of the trade masters pilot program in producing workers with advanced
skills beyond the apprentice level.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB14, s. 1
106.01 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
The department shall provide a trade masters pilot program to 3
recognize advanced training and postapprenticeship achievements in 3 trades, 4
crafts, or businesses, one of which shall be in the industrial sector, one in the 5
construction sector, and one in the service sector of the economy. By July 1, 2005, the 6
department shall submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) an evaluation of the 7
effectiveness of the pilot program in producing workers with advanced skills beyond 8
the apprentice level.
(1) Trade masters pilot program.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of 11
the statutes for the appropriation to the department of workforce development under 12
section 20.445 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2001, the dollar amount 13
is increased by $175,000 for fiscal year 2001-02 to provide the trade masters pilot 14
program under section 106.01 (11) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(2) Apprenticeship promotional materials.
In the schedule under section 16
20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of workforce 17
development under section 20.445 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 18
2001, the dollar amount is increased by $125,000 for fiscal year 2001-02 to provide 19
promotional materials directed at encouraging youth to participate in 20
SB14, s. 3
This act takes effect on the day after publication, 22
except as follows:
) and (2) of this act takes effect on the 2nd day after publication 24
of the 2001-03 biennial budget act.