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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Program Number: 50-481-0
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Facilities Maintenance Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this apprenticeship:

Facilities Maintenance


If you are a problem solver who likes to tinker, consider a career as a Facilities Maintenance Technician. Facilities maintenance professionals keep buildings, equipment and machines in good working order. As a Facilities Maintenance apprentice, you’ll learn in-demand skills needed to excel in this growing field, including how to repair machinery, troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical issues. You’ll gain general maintenance skills as you work hands-on in various fields, including carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and more.

  • Earn up to $20.24 per hour as an established facilities maintenance technician.
  • 5,200 hours of blended on-the-job and classroom training provides a solid foundation for your future.
  • Begin a rewarding career with no student debt – in fact, you’ll get paid to attend classes!
  • In the last year of your apprenticeship, you’ll take a Transition-to-Trainer course to prepare you to share your skills with others and take on a position of leadership in your field. 


You must also be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or equivalent.
You must also be physically able to do the job with reasonable accommodations and be able to get to and from the job and Gateway Technical College.

Get started as a Facilities Maintenance Apprentice

Finding an apprenticeship is very similar to a typical job search; openings are sometimes listed online, or you can seek out an employer who is willing to hire you as an apprentice. Apply directly to the employer’s hiring office. 

If you need assistance finding an employer who will take you on as an apprentice, please contact the local Apprenticeship Training Representative at 262-564-3210 who can help you find an employer who has been approved to train apprentices.
Once your contract is in place, Gateway’s Apprenticeship department will communicate with  you regarding registration,

Wisconsin Technical College Facilities Maintenance Programs

Facilities Maintenance
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