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The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board hosted a Construction Industry Breakfast on March 15, 2017. Attendees included industry leaders who discussed their workforce challenges and were presented with regional labor market information, registered apprenticeship opportunities, the upcoming Construction Essentials Course, and future youth initiatives.

To get involved in this discussion and to learn more about upcoming opportunities, please contact Andrea Huggenvik, Sector and Strategies Coordinator, at or 715.682.9141, ext. 118.

COnstruction essentials course

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board is proud to partner with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) on this initiative! This 10 week program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for job success in the construction industry. The course will run 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Monday-Friday) and will take place at the WITC - Ashland Campus and the Ashland Area Enterprise Center. Instruction will be provided by WITC. Participants who complete the training will earn a Short-Term Technical Diploma. This training is free to interested job seekers and available at a low cost to employers who wish to send their employees. All participants must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Participants will learn:
• Building Design
• Energy Efficiency Concepts
• Construction Basics
• Layout Operation
• Print Reading
• Estimating & Materials of Industry

For information about how to enroll in the Construction Essentials course, please contact: Andrea Huggenvik, Sector and Strategies Coordinator, at 715-682-9141, ext. 118 or


Construct Tomorrow, a Minnesota based program, provides information about apprenticeship career training and opportunities in the construction industry--in an innovative way! Construct Tomorrow showcases the trades by giving students a hands-on construction experience with exhibits providing students with the information about how to enter these careers. The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College are exploring the possibility of helping Construct Tomorrow expand into northern Wisconsin!