Raising Women’s Success in Apprenticeship (RWSA) convened a network of some of the nation’s leading organizations that are working to increase racial and gender diversity in “nontraditional” occupations. This report draws on the work of the members of the network, which was founded and led by WRTP | BIG STEP, and included Aerospace Joint
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At WRTP | BIG STEP’s first Cheers to Careers celebrity mixology fundraiser, we raised money to build ladders of opportunity for more people to enter family-sustaining careers in the constructing and manufacturing sectors, ensuring more Milwaukee families have the satisfaction of a good career pathway and a middle-class life. During the
On October 22, 2021, WRTP | BIG STEP was thrilled to host Senator Tammy Baldwin at our Racine location. During the visit, Senator Baldwin, Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine Alderman Maurice Horton, and Gateway Technical College’s VP of Business and Workforce Solutions Matthew Janisin joined WRTP’s CEO Lindsay Blumer, COO Toni White, Region Director
Q&A with WRTP/BIG STEP'S Stephanie Johnston | Daily Reporter | Skilled Magazine Stephanie Johnston is at the forefront of training the next generation of tradespeople in south-central Wisconsin. Johnston is the director of the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership’s BIG STEP training center in Madison. In her role, she oversees the group’s efforts to bring
Originally published by The Daily Reporter Stephanie Johnston is at the forefront of training the next generation of tradespeople in South Central Wisconsin. Johnston is the director of the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership’s BIG STEP's training center in Madison. In her role, she oversees the group’s efforts to bring workers into various trades. WRTP
As first published by Molly Snyder, OnMilwaukee.com. Milwaukee is revered as a “working class” city and a local, not-for-profit organization called WRTP | BIG STEP strives to ensure it remains that way. WRTP | BIG STEP is a Wisconsin-based training partnership and skilled trades employment program. The group’s mission is to – pun intended –
The First Step to a Career in the Skilled Trades Learn About: Occupations and career pathways within the construction skilled trades Our service offerings, including: one on one tutoring to assist with apprenticeship tests, industry interview prep, and industry recognized credential pre apprenticeship trainings
WRTP | BIG STEP Hosts Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh in Milwaukee Stop of American Job Plan Tour
As posted in Milwaukee Courier The nation’s economy took a hit when the pandemic began, and Milwaukee was no exception. The federal government is hopeful that the American Rescue Plan Act will help give cities the boost they need to get their economies rolling. Mayor Tom Barrett is submitting a proposal to the Common
Two Milwaukee Workforce Organizations Join Midwest Coalition To Advance Racial Equity In Manufacturing
Menomonee Valley Partners and WRTP/BIG STEP joined a new coalition that launched on June 24 by The Century Foundation (TCF), the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), and seven other urban workforce development organizations to develop training programs that forge a more racially inclusive future for manufacturing. Concentrated in the Midwest, the partnership plans to strategize