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WRTP | BIG STEP Named Apprenticeship Ambassador by US DOL

As published by the Daily Reporter On July 12, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced its first cohort of Apprenticeship Ambassadors and Wisconsin workforce intermediary WRTP | BIG STEP is honored to be among them. The cohort includes community-based organizations, educators, employers, equity partners, industry associations, labor organizations, state organizations, program sponsors, and

WRTP | BIG STEP Named Apprenticeship Ambassador by US DOL2022-08-10T17:03:31-05:00

Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility

Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility Last week I had the honor and privilege of speaking at the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Workforce Summit at the White House, hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris, Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and White House ARP Coordinator and Special Assistant to President Biden

Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility2022-07-22T14:46:42-05:00

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit From day one, President Biden and I knew that to overcome these historic economic challenges, we needed to make a historic investment in our nation’s working families. We needed to build an economy that works for working people. And that is

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit2022-07-14T16:40:48-05:00

White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming

White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming Vice President Kamala Harris to deliver remarks at White House Summit and reinforce call for state and local leaders to invest American Rescue Plan funds to help more Americans secure good-paying jobs On Wednesday, the White

White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming2022-07-13T14:53:07-05:00

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership looks to offer trades as career option for youth

As summer goes into full swing, employment opportunities for youth and young adults are a pressing issue. While access to well-paying jobs may seem like a long journey for many young people coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) | BIG STEP offered solutions at their Summer Youth Construction Career

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership looks to offer trades as career option for youth2022-06-30T14:00:40-05:00

Rebalancing Power in Construction and Manufacturing in Milwaukee

Originally published by the Aspen InstituteA Profile of Job Quality Fellow Lindsay Blumer, President and CEO, WRTP l BIG STEPWorking in the construction and manufacturing industries has been a traditional stepping stone to the middle class for millions of workers in the US. Job quality and equitable access to these jobs, however, has been inconsistent,

Rebalancing Power in Construction and Manufacturing in Milwaukee2022-06-29T10:49:14-05:00

4 Strategies to Create Good Jobs, Boost Equity With Federal Infrastructure Funds

With Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds beginning to roll out, the Biden administration is working to ensure these investments create good jobs for workers from all walks of life. For example, IIJA requires that most new jobs pay market wages and benefits—and the administration is also preferencing grant applicants that will take additional steps to support working

4 Strategies to Create Good Jobs, Boost Equity With Federal Infrastructure Funds2022-06-23T15:50:31-05:00

WRTP Partners with MMSD to Improve Workforce in the Water Industry

The Milwaukee Metropolitan School District (MMSD) aims to have a robust talent pipeline from underserved communities. Through community connections, MMSD engaged and partnered with WRTP | BIG STEP to help non-traditional candidates enter and navigate the challenges of an apprenticeship, especially in the first few years. Candidates are recruited from the local communities and

WRTP Partners with MMSD to Improve Workforce in the Water Industry2022-06-02T11:34:19-05:00

WIOA Reauthorization Needed to Address Worker Skills Training & Talent Pipeline Pathways

By Lindsay Blumer, President & CEO of WRTP | BIG STEP The week of May 16th the U.S. House of Representatives will meet to consider the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This landmark legislation, signed into law in 2014, is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and

WIOA Reauthorization Needed to Address Worker Skills Training & Talent Pipeline Pathways2022-05-16T12:16:29-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Impact Report 2021

2021 was a significant year for WRTP | BIG STEP, beginning with the arrival of our new President and CEO, Lindsay Blumer, in January. In our Impact Report, we look back on the year, including event highlights, organizational statistics, success stories, donations, grants, recognitions, and retirements. We are extremely proud of what we accomplished

WRTP | BIG STEP Impact Report 20212022-05-04T15:45:17-05:00
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