Wachtel Tree Science Makes History with Apprenticeship Program

By Jeff Wilson, Certified Arborist IL-0099A

Wisconsin Arborist Apprenticeship Program Launched with WDWOn June 9th our company made history by enrolling two staff members in the very first Arborist Apprenticeship program in the United States.  The creation of the program started over two years ago when a group of Arborists from the Wisconsin Arborists Association (including staff members from Wachtel Tree Science) began working with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to begin this important program.  The first photo below is from the celebration of the first two enrollees: Luke Volbrecht and Mary Pederson of our company signing the documents. The second photo is WTMJ4 interviewing Mary for the 6pm news that evening.   The program is a 42 month program combining work experience and class work at Milwaukee Area Technical College.  The program is attracting interest both in our state and other states throughout the country.  

Our company is always looking for talented individuals, please call our office if you know someone that may be interested in receiving information on joining our team.

Pictured Above (Left to right): Becky Alsup, Associate Dean, Milwaukee Area Technical College; Mary Pederson;  Joshua Johnson,  Apprenticeship Training Representative, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards; Dave Scharfenberger, President Wachtel Tree Science; Luke Volbrecht; Dave Anderson, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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