Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Madison Wednesday

Posted at 8:12 AM, Mar 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-06 09:12:09-05

Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting Madison on Wednesday.

She's expected to talk about the administration's efforts to expand economic opportunities in Wisconsin, by helping to create good paying union jobs and expanding apprenticeship programs.

Reporter Sydni Eure stopped by MATC and the Milwaukee Building and Contstruction Trades Council to talk about how the Biden Administration's efforts might be helpful. Leaders say apprenticeships are are an "earn and learn" program where students learn on the job. Right now, many unions in Wisconsin are taking on 50 or more apprentices each year.

And those leaders say once someone becomes a skilled tradesperson, they usually stick with the profession for life.

"If you're going to keep the economy rolling , you want to keep those people working. When the work is going on in the state of Wisconsin, you want to make sure Wisconsinites are getting that work. That people aren't coming from other places to do the work," says Dan Kukiewicz, President of the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council.

Harris is expected to speak at the future Madison Metro Transit Facility at about 12 p.m. Wednesday.

This will be her second trip to the state this year.

Harris was in Waukesha in January for an abortion rights rally.