Employer interest in Wisconsin apprenticeship programs is on the rise amid fierce competition for talent.

That’s according to Liz Pusch, deputy director of Wisconsin Apprenticeship with the state Department of Workforce Development. She spoke yesterday at the Madison Region’s Economic Development and Diversity Summit, hosted by the Madison Region Economic Partnership and the Urban League of Greater Madison.

She highlighted a post-pandemic surge in business engagement with DWD’s apprenticeship offerings, as well as more students and even college-educated workers seeing the program as a pathway to better job opportunities.

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