An awareness campaign to educate high school students, parents and educators on skilled trade career pathways and apprenticeships available in the area has been announced.
The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin announced the partnership, called Trade Up, with area trade organizations and 16 Dane County high school districts.
Trade Up features a collection of print and interactive media for eight trade careers including electricians, sheet metal workers, steamfitters, painters, drywall finishers, plumbers, laborers, bricklayers and iron workers, according to a release. Students, parents and educators can access workforce information on any of the trades and can watch videos to understand the nature of the work.
The program plans to bring more visibility to skilled trades, Clay Tschillard, a WDBSCW board member, said in the release.