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What Are “The Trades”?

What are “The Trades”? Jessa Dahmes, Executive Director of SkillsUSA Wisconsin tells us and tells us about the mission of SkillsUSA. Check out the 50th annual SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership and Skills Conference is next week Tues., April 25 – Wed., April 26, 2023, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Then we have our monthly chat about Wisconsin Beer news with Chris Drosner.

Guests: Chris Drosner, Jessa Dahmes

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Jesse Dahmes and SkillsUSA Wisconsin

We talk to Jessa Dahmes, the executive director of SkillsUSA Wisconsin ahead of the 50th annual SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership and Skills Conference which is next week Tues., April 25 – Wed., April 26, 2023, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in Wisconsin and the nation’s classrooms.

One thing we learn is what “the trades” all encompass. When people refer to “the trades,” they are generally talking about careers and jobs in the skilled trades, which are jobs that require specialized skills, knowledge, and training. These trades include fields like construction, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, welding, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). The term “the trades” is often used to distinguish these types of jobs from jobs in other sectors, like business or technology, that may require different types of skills and training. In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on promoting and expanding opportunities in the skilled trades as a way to address labor shortages and provide well-paying jobs for workers who may not have a college degree.

A Million and a Billion are Different

According to a report from investment migration firm Henley & Partners, the Big Apple is home to 340,000 millionaires and has retained its title of the wealthiest city in the world, boasting ~50,000 more millionaires than second-place Tokyo.

However, the Bay Area has more billionaires than NYC, though, with 63 to NYC’s 58.

Which serves as a good reminder of how different a million and a billion really are. 

Here are some more reminders of the difference between a million and a billion – keep that in mind when you think about those 121 billionaires in NYC and San Francisco:

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U guys asked for it! A hashtag & Epi 2 : millionaire vs billionaire 💰 #mathfacts #fyp #FactsWithAditya

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Get Your Money

No judgment if you’re still using Facebook now, but if you were using the social network any time between May 2007 and December 2022, you can submit a claim here for your share of a $725 million privacy settlement. You have until August to request your piece of the deal that resolves a class action over Facebook giving 87 million users’ data to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked with political campaigns. Meta agreed to the settlement last year without admitting wrongdoing.

The Beer Baron is Back

Chris Drosner, the executive editor of Milwaukee Magazine and author of the Wisconsin State Jourabl’s he Beer Baron column, returns to give us some Wisconsin beer news. 

  • This week the Brewers Association’s top 50 craft breweries (by production volume) came out. Wisconsin’s entries on this list include New Glarus at #12, Minhas at #15 and Steven’s Point at #19. It’s a testament to the power of New Glarus, being ranked that high selling only in WI.
  • Chris wrote an article about the rise of BIG-ASS CANS – and when we say BIG-ASS we mean 19.2 oz. 
  • Milwaukee Magazine’s Beer Bracket winner was Lakefront’s, Riverwest Stein
  • And make sure to check out Lager & Friends Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at Gathering Place Brewing Company

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