How to Apply for an Apprenticeship:
Minimum requirements for entry into an apprenticeship vary by occupational and geographical areas and are determined by the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards with assistance from the industry. The Bureau jointly reviews classroom training with the Wisconsin Technical College System. The Bureau also works closely with state and local apprenticeship advisory committees for all major trades groups, with labor unions, employers and employer associations to uphold the quality of the Wisconsin apprenticeship system.Applying for apprenticeship in the industrial and service sectors involves applying directly to the company that operates an apprenticeship program. Although the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards has set minimum entry requirements for each individual trade, eligibility requirements will vary from employer to employer and trade to trade. Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent, math and reading skills.Some employers test individuals to determine aptitude and trade knowledge. Some of the larger companies and those companies that have collective bargaining agreements often limit apprenticeship opportunities to people who are currently in their employment. This may mean that an individual interested in becoming an apprentice will have to take another position with the company while waiting for the opportunity to serve in an apprenticeship. Some companies may list apprenticeship opportunities with the local Job Center, technical college or in the classified ads of the local newspaper.
Link to Bureau Field Representative:
This occupation is in the Industrial or Service Trades
Link to Department Apprenticeship Internet Site for more information.