TrANS is a cost effective program that helps fulfill entry-level laborer positions for construction contractors. It is a collaborative effort combining the strengths of industry and labor, community based organizations, government and the contractors of Wisconsin.
It is a 120-hour industry awareness program targeting the underserved, women, minorities and veterans of Wisconsin to become entry-level laborer’s and apprentices in the road construction industry.
It has great incentives for employers to hire TrANS graduates.
In TrANS (Transportation Alliance for New Solutions), candidates undergo an intensive 120 hour soft and hard skills preparation program that incorporates industry professionals, road construction contractors and experienced road construction employees.
- Physical Conditioning
- Tool Identification/Usage
- Construction Terminology
- CPR First Aide Certification
- ACCUPLACER or TABE Tests
- Blueprint & Plan Reading
- CDL Training/Prep
- Apprenticeship Prep/Test
- Flagger Certification
- OSHA 10/30 Safety Training
To Participate in the TrANS Program, You Need to Meet the Following Qualifications:
- Be 18 Years of Age or Older
- High School Diploma or GED/HSED Preferred
- Ability to Pass General Aptitude Test at Minimum of 6th Grade Level
- Must Possess a Valid Driver’s license
- Ability to Perform Manual Labor and/or Physically Demanding Work
- Ability to Pass a Drug Screening
- Willingness to Travel Statewide
- Driving Record that doesn’t include: leaving the scene, excessive speeding (20+ over) or OWI/DUI in the past 3 years
- Possess a Willingness to Work Hard
- Average Starting Hourly Rate for Laborers Ranges from $14.75 to $17.75
- Family Sustaining Benefits
- Apprenticeships allow increased training opportunities
- Noble profession helping communities connect, remain safe and grow
You can learn skills. Determination, dependability and willingness to grow professionally are traits that will make you successful in the construction industry.
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If you are interested in becoming a TrANS Participant, email Kim Kircher or call 715-478-7633.