Current Chair: Kenneth L. Heins
Currently, one member represents the TDMAW on behalf of Apprenticeship issues. No committee meetings are being held.
Apprenticeships are the traditional entrance into our industry. This committee maintains contact with the
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) and the
Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). This committee should strive to have a member on the
State Machine Tool Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (SMTAAC) or at least form an alliance with
someone on that committee and report their actions regularly to members.
Hierarchy in Wisconsin regarding apprenticeships is as follows:
- Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (employed by the State of Wisconsin).
- State Apprenticeship Council (volunteer position hand-picked by the BAS and represents all State
- State Machine Tool Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (volunteer position hand-picked by BAS to represent all metalworking apprenticeship programs). State committee membership is strongly