Mike Bender

Apprenticeship Navigators Help Find Opportunities

Last May, the Dept of Workforce Development hired five “apprenticeship navigators” in different regions of the state to help potential workers find apprenticeship opportunities including the Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions. Apprenticeship is hands-on, post-secondary education like college but apprentices receive most of their training on the job for an employer providing a good wage and benefits. In …

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Sprinkler Fitters Protect Lives And Property

Sprinkler Fitters install and maintain automatic fire protection systems in schools, apartments and commercial buildings that protect lives and property. Sprinkler Fitters Local 183 is looking for experienced professionals, as well as apprentices to work in their area that covers Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Enjoy excellent pay and benefits, a great work/life balance and the …

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Replacing A Lead Water Service Line

Plumbers do a lot more than installing fixtures and fixing leaks. Did you know the EPA estimates that up to 10 million US homes and buildings have water service lines that contain lead. In this video we’ll replace a residential lead water service line with Plumbers Local 75 contractor Mid City Corporation.

Steamfitters 601 On A Pipeline Project

We depend on pipelines to deliver the energy we need to heat our homes and fuel our vehicles. In this video, we’ll show how pipelines keep things moving in Wisconsin and throughout the US. We cover reclamation and safety, how pumping stations operate, pipeline construction and Joel Zielke from Steamfitters Local 601 explains the training and pathway to becoming a pipeline …

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Plumbers Local 75 Madison Training Center

This video shows the transformation of an empty big box store in Madison into the new Plumbers Local 75 Madison Training Center. Steve Breitlow and Cory Thompson from Plumbers Local 75 and Brian Hornung from JH Findorff & Son talk about the renovation and construction of this state-of-the-art Training Center.

Women In The Pipe Trades Fox Valley Open House

Interested women in the Fox Valley should check out the Women in the Pipe Trades Open House today March 8, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the UA 400 Training Facility. An apprenticeship with one of the Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions can be a great fit for women as well as men. Apprentices are paid during classroom instruction at a state-of-the-art …

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Women In The Pipe Trades Open House At UA 400

UA 400 has a top-rate apprenticeship program that can be a great fit for women as well as men. Apprentices are paid during classroom instruction at their state-of-the-art Training Facility as well as on-the-job training with UA 400 signatory contractors. In this video, Genna Borths, a UA 400 fabricator apprentice, talks about her experience. *Check out the …

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Training To Service Commercial HVAC Systems

Wisconsin Pipe Trades specialties include plumbing, steamfitting, sprinkler fitting, welding and HVAC service. In this video we feature training to service commercial HVAC systems with Steamfitters Local 601. Doug Edwards from Steamfitters Local 601 talks about the available training programs. Then we’ll check out on-the-job training with Dillett Mechanical at a hotel remodel and a large convention center.

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