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DOT-HCST Pilot Program Graduation

We are thrilled to announce the first graduating class of our Department of Transportation-Highway Construction Skills Training (DOT-HCST) program! The program, which ran from March 26 - May 10, 2024, provided participants with a comprehensive curriculum to prepare them for careers in highway construction. The program included: Extensive equipment training Contractor and trade presentations

DOT-HCST Pilot Program Graduation2024-05-13T11:30:00-05:00

Senator Baldwin’s Staff Visit

On Friday, April 26, WRTP | BIG STEP was honored to welcome some of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s staff! The delegation visited one of our Southeastern Highway Construction Skills Training (HCST) classes to learn more about our programs and how participants are building successful careers in the construction industry.Lindsay Blumer, CEO, and Toni White, COO, kicked

Senator Baldwin’s Staff Visit2024-05-03T14:29:24-05:00

Partnerships fuel Boys and Girls Club workforce programs

Originally written by Madison 365 The McKenzie Regional Workforce Center is a collaborative effort to connect young people in the Madison area with careers in the trades, as well as financial literacy, entrepreneurship training and many other career-focused resources. While it’s led by the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC), it couldn’t exist

Partnerships fuel Boys and Girls Club workforce programs2024-05-02T16:02:40-05:00

Baird Center expansion project shoots past minority business and local resident goals

As originally published by Ethan Duran for The Daily Reporter. Construction officials on Friday reported the $456 million Baird Center expansion went above and beyond its goals to involve minority- and women-owned businesses and Milwaukee residents. However, there was still work to be done as workforce goals for women in the workforce arrived under

Baird Center expansion project shoots past minority business and local resident goals2024-03-18T16:42:56-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP & Latino Academy of Workforce Development Host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair

MADISON, WI (February 15, 2024) — WRTP | BIG STEP, a workforce intermediary, has partnered with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc. to host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 3 PM – 7 PM at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc. (2909 Landmark Pl,

WRTP | BIG STEP & Latino Academy of Workforce Development Host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair2024-02-15T09:52:12-06:00

Black Construction Trainees In Milwaukee Could Help Alter Underrepresentation in Industry

Originally written by Chuck Quirmbach for WUWM 89.7 FM Two Biden administration cabinet members looked very favorably upon the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) | BIG STEP organization during recent visits. Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su brought news of more than $1 million for training on building and maintaining electric vehicle charging stations. At

Black Construction Trainees In Milwaukee Could Help Alter Underrepresentation in Industry2024-02-08T15:40:20-06:00

Careerforce Build UP! Pre-Apprenticeship Graduation

On Friday, January 26th, WRTP | BIG STEP South Central joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc. at the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center to celebrate the first 12 graduates of the Careerforce Build UP! Pre-Apprenticeship Training. These 12 students dedicated 12 weeks to hands-on,

Careerforce Build UP! Pre-Apprenticeship Graduation2024-02-06T16:51:55-06:00

Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine is awarded up to $160 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant

Current, the Chicago-based water innovation hub, is leading Great Lakes ReNEW, the multistate partnership to boost Great Lakes leadership on resource recovery and the circular economy.Current, the Chicago-based water innovation hub, has been awarded up to $160 million over 10 years from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop and grow a water-focused innovation engine

Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine is awarded up to $160 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant2024-01-29T13:33:37-06:00

Biden administration announces federal funding to expand Wisconsin’s trade-skills workforce

As originally published by Megan Marshall for Spectrum News 1. WAUWATOSA, Wis. — The Biden administration is making investments in Wisconsin. On Friday, members of his team announced federal funding heading to the Milwaukee area to help further the roll out of more electric vehicle charging stations across the country. “If you don’t do right

Biden administration announces federal funding to expand Wisconsin’s trade-skills workforce2024-01-25T13:19:39-06:00
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