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Go above and beyond classroom instruction with real-world training from Western’s 学徒 Program. Under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson, you'll get paid experience in your trade while taking courses that count toward an associate degree.
Classes are taught in our world-class 学徒 and Industry Training Center, which features the latest technology and integrated lab spaces that mimic real-world work environments. Check out the highlight video to hear more about Western’s apprenticeship opportunities and see the spaces inspired by our partnerships with local businesses.
With a Western degree in hand and on-the-job experience under your belt, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.
Find out more about the state of Wisconsin’s apprenticeships on the Department of Workforce Development’s website.
作为学徒, you are paid on a progressive wage scale beginning from 40 percent to 65 percent of the journeyman's rate, depending on the specific trade.
Most apprenticeship training programs will last three to six years.
The apprenticeship program is a state-registered, formal training program 政府erned by the Bureau of 学徒 Standards (BAS) in cooperation with the local Joint 学徒 Committee (JAC). The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 学徒 is 政府erned by the Bureau of 学徒 Standards (BAS) and The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
For the most part, getting into an apprenticeship training program means first finding a job. Talk to employers whose businesses involve your chosen trade, and find out if the employer trains apprentices.
Those interested in the 建筑行业 should apply to the local Joint 学徒 Committee (JAC), a volunteer committee in the construction industry that shares information about the specific trade.
For apprenticeship in manufacturing and service industries, contact the employer directly to find out their procedure for choosing apprenticeship candidates.