Earn While You Learn

Your job is your classroom when you learn a skilled craft through a Blackhawk top-notch apprenticeship program. You’ll get hands-on classroom instruction you can apply right away along with on-the-job training — plus you’ll earn a paycheck from day one while you work your way toward a career as a certified skilled worker in the industrial trades.

Our apprenticeship programs are perfect for determined problem solvers. If you’re mechanically minded with an eye for detail and an interest in math, science and technology, consider one of these competitive BTC apprenticeships:

  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Mechatronics Apprenticeship
  • Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship
  • Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship
  • Welding Fabricator Apprenticeship

Becoming an Apprentice

Every apprenticeship is different, from the application process to the length of your training program. For more information on Wisconsin’s apprenticeship requirements and opportunities, visit the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards online or call (608) 266-3332. Before you can enroll in a BTC apprenticeship program, you'll need to complete these steps:


Find an approved employer who'll hire and train you

Finding an apprenticeship is very similar to a typical job search. Check job search sites like the Job Center of Wisconsin for opportunities.


Submit your application

The application process depends on the trade you choose. Visit the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards for more information.


Get approved by the state

If you meet all the application requirements, you’ll become a registered apprentice, and you and your employer will sign a legal document called an Apprentice Contract.


You're ready to enroll

It’s important to know financial aid is not available for apprenticeship programs. However, your paycheck as an apprentice is guaranteed by Wisconsin law and will increase as your skill level climbs.


Veterans may apply GI Bill benefits to apprenticeship training. For more information, contact your local county Veterans Service Officer or call the Veterans Benefits Administration at (888) 442-4551.


Learn More

Call (608) 757-7628 for more information on our apprenticeship programs. To learn more about Wisconsin’s apprenticeship opportunities, visit:

Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards

Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 890

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