MADISON, Wis. — On Monday, Governor Tony Evers received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Laborers District Council at their training center in DeForest and spoke on the importance of job training programs and apprenticeships.


The training center Gov. Evers visited has eight classrooms and four training bays for hands-on learning — and it trains around 2,000 men and women annually on skills like concrete, demolition, welding, and much more. Training programs like this are crucial to growing our workforce and filling jobs across our state. Gov. Evers believes we need to make sure every Wisconsinite knows about and has access to these incredible opportunities.

College is not always the best option for everyone, and job training programs and apprenticeships can prepare students for the jobs we need to fill today. That’s why Gov. Evers has already signed legislation to raise awareness about apprenticeship and job training programs, and invested in regional workforce development programs.

See below for a roundup of coverage.

Channel 3000: Labor group endorses Evers as governor seeks second term

  • “The governor also emphasized that college is not always the best option for everyone and that he doesn’t want blue-collar jobs going unfilled.”

WKOW: Gov. Evers visits Wisconsin Laborers’ job training center in DeForest

  • “‘… we need to make sure every kid knows about programs like this when they’re growing up. College is not always the best option for every kid. Programs like this, others across Wisconsin can prepare students for the jobs we need to fill today,’ Gov. Evers said.” 

CBS 58: Evers launches first $3.5M reelection ad, touts job programs on campaign trail

  • “The first TV ad buy comes the same day Evers secured an endorsement from the Wisconsin Laborer’s District Council where he toured the facility and stressed the importance of job apprentice programs.”

Cap Times: Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council endorses Evers in reelection bid

  • “The Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council, an association of five unions representing 9,000 construction craft workers across the state, endorsed Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Monday in his reelection bid.”

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