The University of Wisconsin Whitewater released a study to demonstrate the economic benefits of trade-supported training on the community. The study was developed because of the changing relationship between the construction industry and the trades in Wisconsin, and how those industries impact students and their communities. Students involved in a trade program can see benefits… Read more »
WIIN supports trade-supported technical education where students can learn the needed skills to devote themselves to creating a better economy, community, and life. The importance of investing in infrastructure, and workers who then invest their time into infrastructure, is apparent. The Wisconsin prevailing wage laws are what keep Wisconsin competitive and developing skilled trade workers. WIIN supports investments in infrastructure because (they/we) see the value of doing so.
Wisconsin boasts as having the best in the midwest for road and bridge construction workers. A single Wisconsin worker is expected to contribute $185,000 to the economy — more than any other worker included in the Great Lakes Region. Having highly skilled workers means higher-quality work can be done and more work can be done in shorter amounts of time. As construction opportunities are expected to increases over 20% through the next decade, it is important that Wisconsin continues to produce highly-qualified and skilled workers.