The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) and the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are hosting for this one-day event. In this meeting, we will explore Registered Apprenticeship and other strategies for professionalizing critical occupations in Highway Maintenance, Public Works, and Transportation.
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Survey Revealed Gaps and Opportunities
In preparation for this event, the MTWC, as part of the MTWC Highway Maintenance Engineering Career Pathways Initiative, developed a survey on highway maintenance workforce issues in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Highway Maintenance Workforce Survey was a vehicle to engage highway maintenance professionals throughout the state, to understand the demand for workers, and to generate employment data. The research teams’ goals were to “fill in the gaps” on several fronts, determining the demand for highway maintenance workers, identifying curriculum being used to train workers, and itemizing any credentials that workers possess.
The survey results demonstrate there are gaps in recruitment, retention, skills, and training in the Highway Maintenance workforce in Wisconsin. This presents a clear opportunity to put a Registered Apprenticeship program to work to create career pathways in these critical occupations.
Explore Career Pathway Options
Guest experts will explain the Registered Apprenticeship model, describe the successful implementation of apprenticeship at the Edmond, Oklahoma Public Works department, and provide an update on efforts to launch a new apprenticeship program in Milwaukee.
Through discussion and networking, attendees will develop the connections and resources they need to become a positive force for advancing apprenticeship in Wisconsin municipalities.
About Speakers and Guests
Teresa Adams – Director, Midwest Transportation Workforce Center
Karen Morgan – Director, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Keith Stewart – Field Services Superintendent, Edmond Oklahoma
Dan Thomas – Human Resources Director, City of Milwaukee (invited)
Liz Pusch – Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Maria Hart – Program Manager, Midwest Transportation Workforce Center
Parking costs will be covered by MTWC. Limited reserved spaces are available. Please indicate your parking needs when you register.