2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 13, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Murphy and Petryk.
Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR76,1,1 1Relating to: honoring the 30th anniversary of the ABC apprenticeship program.
AJR76,1,52 Whereas, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has built, sustained,
3and expanded collegial and committed partnerships in order to provide
4apprenticeship opportunities for individuals and employers throughout the state;
AJR76,1,86 Whereas, ABC of Wisconsin is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the initial
7approval of its Apprenticeship Training Standards, which occurred on August 3,
81987; and
AJR76,1,109 Whereas, the first set of apprentices were contracted into the program in
10December of 1987; and
AJR76,1,1211 Whereas, ABC of Wisconsin has trained thousands of construction apprentices
12over the past 30 years; and
AJR76,1,1413 Whereas, countless apprenticeship graduates have advanced to leadership and
14even ownership positions with their companies and within the industry; and
1Whereas, a number of their graduates have gone on to earn associate,
2bachelor's, and master's degrees; and
AJR76,2,43 Whereas, ABC of Wisconsin currently is training nearly 1,300 apprentices in
412 different trades; and
AJR76,2,65 Whereas, ABC of Wisconsin currently trains roughly half of the electrical
6apprentices in the state; and
AJR76,2,87 Whereas, ABC of Wisconsin works with 11 different technical college districts
8in the apprenticeship program; and
AJR76,2,109 Whereas, largely, ABC of Wisconsin members fund their own employees'
10training; and
AJR76,2,1211 Whereas, some ABC Wisconsin graduates have found their way off of public
12assistance to a long-term career in construction; and
AJR76,2,1413 Whereas, almost 100 percent of ABC of Wisconsin construction apprentices
14stay in Wisconsin and pay taxes, raise families, and help build Wisconsin; and
AJR76,2,1615 Whereas, the median wage for graduates of construction apprenticeship
16programs is $69,000; now, therefore, be it
AJR76,2,18 17Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature
18honors the ABC apprenticeship program on its 30th anniversary.
AJR76,2,1919 (End)