Our industry was a part of some great things this past year, and we definitely have a lot to be proud of.
Category Archive: Executive Director’s Desk
Everywhere you look, there are construction projects underway or being planned in our area. After many years of a significant recession, we are finally in a place where there is secure work for our contractors and trades members. From the Northwestern Mutual Towers, to the new Bucks arena downtown and its planned ancillary development, along with the Couture, I am very confident that the construction industry here in Southeast Wisconsin will be booming for years to come.
2015 has been an exceptional year for the union construction industry here in southeastern Wisconsin. Cranes have begun to fill the skyline over Milwaukee, and we are very proud of the work we have done here at Building Advantage.
We’ve had an extremely busy summer at Building Advantage – from constant movement on the new Bucks arena project to exciting victories for the Couture and the Northwestern Mutual project, this has truly been a momentous time for the union construction industry in Southeastern Wisconsin. …Read on.
Recently, there has been much debate over the proposed state budget for 2015-2017. I was happy to see that the Department of Workforce Development budget request(PDF) to the Governor included expressly stated goals of:
• Increasing the employability of high school graduates through youth apprenticeship.
• Improving access to quality training and family-supporting careers by increasing the number of new apprenticeship contracts each year through new program development and program expansion.
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