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.
Hosted in partnership with:
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Introductions – Matt Waltz
9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
The National Transportation Career Pathway Initiative
– Teresa Adams & Maria Hart
9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
The New World of Apprenticeship
– Barbara Murray
10:10 – 11:15 a.m.
Field Services Tech Apprenticeship: “Apprenticeship in Action”
– Keith Stewart
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Apprenticeship Model
What it is
– Karen Morgan & Liz Pusch
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Conversation with Employers
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
– Karen Morgan
Director, Midwest Transportation Workforce Center
Program Manager, Midwest Transportation Workforce Center
Director, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Director of Administration, WRTP/Big Step
Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Field Services Superintendent, City of Edmond, Oklahoma
Human Resources Director, City of Milwaukee (invited)
To kick-start municipal apprenticeship in Wisconsin.
To bring awareness of innovative workforce development practices in Highway Maintenance.
To bring awareness of U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Workforce Development funding available for workforce development efforts such as upskilling and training.
To introduce state workforce development staff to Highway Maintenance stakeholders.
Can’t Join in Person?
This event will be webcast live. Virtual attendees will be able to see and hear everything as it happens and send their questions and comments via chat.
Proceedings will also be recorded and made available after the event.
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Resources and Meeting Materials
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.