2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
January 31, 2022 - Introduced by Representatives Oldenburg, Brandtjen,
Callahan, Dittrich, Edming, James, Kuglitsch, Magnafici, Moses,
Penterman, Petersen, Petryk, Plumer, Thiesfeldt, Tranel and Wichgers,
cosponsored by Senators Stafsholt, Darling and Ballweg. Referred to
Special Committee on Trade and Supply Chain.
1An Act relating to: requiring certain efforts to expand and promote the
2apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the governor to allocate at least $20 million of federal funds
made available to this state under the federal American Rescue Plan Act for the
Department of Workforce Development to do all of the following:
1. Promote and expand the availability of apprenticeship programs, focusing
on several objectives that are specified in the bill.
2. Promote and provide information on the youth apprenticeship program,
focusing on school districts that do not participate in the youth apprenticeship
program and that have lower participation rates in the program.
3. Provide additional funding for apprenticeship completion awards.
4. Bridge connections between the youth apprenticeship program and
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:
(1) Expansion and promotion of apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship
(a) Of the moneys the governor accepts from the federal government under s. 4
16.54 pursuant to section 602 of the federal Social Security Act as amended by the 5
federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2
, the governor shall allocate at 6
least $20,000,000 for the department of workforce development to do all of the 7
1. Promote and expand the availability of apprenticeship programs approved 9
under subch. I of ch. 106, focusing on the following objectives:
a. Increasing participation in existing approved programs.
b. Increasing the number of approved programs.
c. Expanding the trades, crafts, and businesses in which approved programs 13
2. Promote and provide information on the youth apprenticeship program 15
under s. 106.13. The department shall focus its efforts under this subdivision on 16
school districts that do not participate in the youth apprenticeship program and that 17
have lower participation rates in the program.
3. Supplement the amount available in the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) 19
(dr) to provide additional funding for apprenticeship completion awards under s. 20
4. Bridge connections between the youth apprenticeship program under s. 22
106.13 and apprenticeship programs described in subd. 1
(b) The department of workforce development shall, no later than the first day 2
of the 13th month beginning after the effective date of this paragraph, report to the 3
joint committee on finance on the use of the funds allocated under par. (a).