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American Rescue Plan Money to Go Toward Workforce Development

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

American Rescue Plan Money to Go Toward Workforce Development2021-10-20T18:12:12+00:00

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

Two Milwaukee Workforce Organizations Join Midwest Coalition To Advance Racial Equity In Manufacturing2021-10-20T18:12:40+00:00

From Prison to Apprenticeship: One man’s journey to change his life and Wisconsin

As published by the DWD Joshua Johnson had used the same deodorant for 10 years. In fact, he pretty much used the same everything for 10 years—clothes, toothpaste, snack food, prison bunk. Which is why, when he was released from Winnebago Correctional Center in 2005, after serving a decade-long prison sentence for armed robbery,

From Prison to Apprenticeship: One man’s journey to change his life and Wisconsin2021-10-20T18:12:54+00:00

Unions, Workforce Development Groups Point Way to Recovery Following Pandemic

As published by the Daily Reporter Once upon a time, Wisconsin was a shining beacon for workers’ rights, leading our country with policies that protected workers’ safety, encouraged fair wages and promoted a relationship between employees and employers rooted in shared prosperity. Unfortunately, over the decades, too many leaders have disregarded that proud history

Unions, Workforce Development Groups Point Way to Recovery Following Pandemic2021-10-20T18:13:02+00:00

Workforce In Action Episode 25

In this episode, host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions is joined by Matt Waltz, Chief Operating Officer for the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Building Industry Group and Skilled Trades Employment Program (WRTP/BIG STEP) to discuss why businesses and workforce boards should invest in Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Matt shares ways

Workforce In Action Episode 252021-10-20T18:13:29+00:00

Masonry Pre-Job Information

Interested in a career opportunity with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)? BAC is looking for individuals with drive, determination, and an interest in earning family-sustaining wages to complete their Masonry Pre-Job training program from June 14 to July 9. This program's application deadline is May 30. Applicants should meet the following

Masonry Pre-Job Information2021-10-20T18:13:40+00:00

Job Shadow for AAYI Students

WRTP/BIG STEP is proud to support the Kenosha Unified School District and their Job Shadow Days for AAYI students. Join the Kenosha Unified School District and their affiliated Youth Apprenticeship Program on Friday, May 7, 2021 for this exciting event. For more information or to RSVP, get in touch with Lora Lehmann at (262) 359-8620

Job Shadow for AAYI Students2021-10-20T18:13:56+00:00

A History of 20th Century Construction Tools

Originally written by Mike Jackson and published by Architect Magazine on March 4, 2021. This post is part of a monthly series that explores the historical applications of building materials and systems through resources from the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL), an online collection of AEC catalogs, brochures, trade publications, and more. The BTHL is a project of the

A History of 20th Century Construction Tools2021-10-20T18:14:03+00:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Racine Works Community Certificate Program

The City of Racine is proud to collaborate with contractors, employers, and WTRP | BIG STEP so together we can empower more of Racine resident with gainful employment opportunities on area construction projects. As the RWP certifying agency, WRTP is here to assist contractors and residents in making the most of this opportunity. Contractors bidding

WRTP | BIG STEP Racine Works Community Certificate Program2021-10-20T18:14:31+00:00
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