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Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce: Wisconsin manufacturing month: apprenticeships open door to rewarding careers

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) will be promoting the state’s top industry throughout October. Each week, a new video will highlight a different theme: Veterans, Supply Chain, Apprenticeships, Economic Impact of Manufacturing and the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.

Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s booming economy, producing more than $59 billion in total output in 2017 – nearly 20 percent of Wisconsin’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Additionally, the state’s more than 9,000 manufacturers employed nearly 470,000 people in 2017.

The third video in WMC’s series for Manufacturing Month focuses on youth apprenticeships in the state, the positive impact these programs have on both the student and employer, and the opportunities available to students after high school.

Sargento’s Youth and Registered Apprenticeship Programs are highlighted in this video, which offers an in-depth look at the types of programs available to students, the incentives of participating in these programs and showcases the pathway to a rewarding career. Sargento’s former and current apprentices provide insight on their own experiences and how an apprenticeship program has been beneficial toward advancing their careers.

Check out WMC’s third video in the Manufacturing Month series, which focuses on apprenticeships in manufacturing, by watching here.

To find out more about Manufacturing Month, including events near you, please visit

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