LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Western Technical College will be hosting an Apprenticeship Open House event on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Western’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center, 2860 21st Pl. S., La Crosse.

The event will offer interested individuals information about Western’s Apprenticeship programs, including the opportunity to see robotics in action, as well as demonstrations on conduit bending. The event will also offer the opportunity to individuals to tour the new lab spaces and meet with local apprenticeship employers. 

“Apprenticeships are becoming more popular for students and employers,” said Josh Gamer, dean of the Integrated Technology division at Western. “Students actually earn a wage while attending college classes. Several of these salaries reach $70,000-$80,000.”

The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Western’s Apprenticeship programs, visit