For tool and die apprenticeships, an applicant must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on his or her own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative. If your employer is in Dane or Rock counties, contact BAS Representative Mary Pierce at (608) 246-7900. If your employer is in another county in the Madison College district, contact Debbie Schanke at (608) 246-3887.
All apprenticeships require an employer sponsor. After passing the application process, you will be responsible for finding an employer to sponsor you as an apprentice before you may begin the program.