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File #: 12-265    Version: 1 Name: Milwaukee County Apprenticeship Work Group
Type: Resolution Status: Signed
File created: 2/12/2012 In control: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2012
Title: A resolution endorsing the principles and recommendations of the Milwaukee County Apprenticeship Work Group (MCAWG). (Referred to the Committees on Transportation, Public Works, and Transit and Economic and Community Development.)
Sponsors: Lee Holloway, Michael Mayo Sr., Willie Johnson Jr.
Attachments: 1. REPORT, 2. ATTACHMENT I, 3. ATTACHMENT II, 4. RESOLUTION, 5. FISCAL NOTE, 6. CB Resolution, 7. Audio TPWT 02/29/12, 8. Audio ECD 03/05/12, 9. Johnson MCAWG amendment.pdf, 10. 12-265 Amended.pdf
Related files: 12-676, 12-679
Title
A resolution endorsing the principles and recommendations of the Milwaukee County Apprenticeship Work Group (MCAWG). (Referred to the Committees on Transportation, Public Works, and Transit and Economic and Community Development.)

Body
by recommending adoption of the following:

A RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, in April 2008, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors established the Milwaukee County Apprenticeship Work Group (MCAWG); and

WHEREAS, MCAWG was created to monitor and recommend quality and continuous improvement measures relative to apprenticeship programs and standards within Milwaukee County; and

WHEREAS, the general charge of the work group was to enhance and improve apprenticeship standards, awareness, education, and recruitment methods in order to increase diversity among apprenticeship components of Milwaukee County’s labor force; and

WHEREAS, the work group’s objectives included but were not limited to the following:

1. Increase education and awareness of apprenticeship programs and opportunities within Milwaukee County.

2. Identify and target potential funding sources and grants to increase employer-driven paid training.

3. Collaborate with City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and State of Wisconsin to support skills training to increase apprenticeship opportunities.

4. Work with the State to reform apprenticeship selection formulas to increase testing scores, and make apprentice trades more open and available to central city residents.

; and

WHEREAS, MCAWG was made up of nine appointed members who have experience regarding apprenticeship programming and standards from an array of backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, MCAWG has compiled a comprehensive report (see attached) which includes data, information from numerous presenters, and other related areas of apprenticeship programs and standards, and research literature; and

WHEREAS, after an extensive, thorough, multi-year review of the state of appren...

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