(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Over 70 business leaders from 60 local companies attended the “Grow Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship” event held at Northcentral Technical College (NTC). The event was held in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week and was designed to showcase the benefits that apprenticeship brings to businesses as they work to recruit and retain top talent.

“We have seen the positive impacts that both youth and adult apprenticeships have had on area businesses and are excited to help more employers implement these programs at their institutions,” said Katie Metko, Apprenticeship Manager at NTC.

The event also included an employer-led panel that highlighted the process that businesses can follow by partnering with NTC to begin apprenticeship programs. Anyone who is interested in getting started with apprenticeship can contact either Dina Kilinski, Youth Apprenticeship Manager at NTC, by emailing kilinskid@ntc.edu and calling 715.803.1190 or Katie Metko, Apprenticeship Manager at NTC, by emailing metko@ntc.edu and calling 715.803.1242.

Several people are gathered in a large conference room discussing growing your business with apprenticeships.
Business leaders from Greenheck and PGA Plumbing participated in an employer panel that highlighted the ways in which apprenticeship can help grow the local workforce during the event which was held at NTC’s Professional Conference Center in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week.


Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau Campus in the Village of Maine.  The Wausau Campus also features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business & Industry, Information Technology & Entrepreneurial Center (iTEC), STEM Center, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center of Excellence, SPOONS restaurant, Studio Max Salon + Spa and a Center for Geriatric Education.