As released by Governor Evers Gov. Tony Evers today, together with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), celebrated “National Apprenticeship Week” by announcing that Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship Program has reached a record 16,384 enrolled apprentices, an all-time record in the program’s 112-year history and surpassing last year’s record-high participation. Gov. Evers announced the new record during the
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MADISON, WI (November 13, 2023) — In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (November 13 – 19), WRTP | BIG STEP, a workforce intermediary, has partnered with the Building Trades Council to host an Apprenticeship Career Exploration Fair and a special announcement from the Governor on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 9 AM to 3
We’ve just taken a big step forward for Wisconsin! On Monday, October 23, Wisconsin was designated as a Regional Tech Hub, which puts the state in the running for $75 million in funding under the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is also awarding a $350,000 grant for strategic
Originally published as an opinion piece by Joe Fitzgerald & Richard Diaz for Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Across the city, kids are returning to school, eager to learn. Some will struggle more than others due to high rates of lead poisoning. Even at low levels, lead exposure creates learning problems, hyperactivity, lower IQ, and
Originally published by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Chicago Fed President and CEO Austan Goolsbee and Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman participated in a discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities facing young people as they enter the workforce in the post-pandemic economy. WRTP | BIG STEP’s own Jose Luevano
MADISON, WI. AUG. 16, 2023 – A consortium of 15 public and private partners has been formed to advance an economic development strategy aimed at bolstering Wisconsin’s leadership in personalized medicine and biohealth technology. The consortium aims to gather stakeholders around a strategy to leverage Wisconsin’s momentum in this growing technology space, to develop and
Originally published by “Wisconsin Inno” of the Business Journals.WRTP | BIG STEP, a nonprofit workforce intermediary, is working with Madison startup Realta Fusion in a partnership that will work to identify the competencies and skills needed to create and sustain Wisconsin’s fusion workforce as the industry develops.“There’s no point waiting until the 2030s to start
WRTP | BIG STEP President & CEO Lindsay Blumer was interviewed by the Milwaukee Business Journal after being selected as a 2023 Women of Influence Award winner by the publication. As WRTP | BIG STEP’s first female leader in a historically male-dominated field, Lindsay is uniquely equipped to advance gender equity in the trades
Meet Toni White, Sheboygan Area Black-American Community Outreach's new president As published by Sheboygan Press. Toni White was recently named the next president of Sheboygan Area Black-American Community Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2020. White is currently the chief operating officer of a non-profit workforce intermediary non-profit organization named WRTP BIG STEP in
WRTP | BIG STEP’s 2022 Impact Report highlights the organization's commitment to progress, courage, and the expansion of its training programs in partnership with local, statewide, and federal government entities, associations, regional supportive service providers, and local partners. WRTP | BIG STEP's certified pre-apprenticeship programs now include green construction, CDL Class A licensure, and