WRTP | BIG STEP Cheers to Careers

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

WRTP | BIG STEP Cheers to Careers2021-11-15T21:15:19+00:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Hosts Event with Senator Baldwin

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

WRTP | BIG STEP Hosts Event with Senator Baldwin2021-10-25T20:44:10+00:00

Q&A with WRTP | BIG STEP’S Stephanie Johnston

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

Q&A with WRTP | BIG STEP’S Stephanie Johnston2021-11-11T05:46:33+00:00

Cheers to Careers Benefit for WRTP | BIG STEP

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 –

Cheers to Careers Benefit for WRTP | BIG STEP2021-10-20T18:11:18+00:00

Big Step Construction Apprenticeship: Readiness Orientation

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

Big Step Construction Apprenticeship: Readiness Orientation2021-10-20T18:11:09+00:00

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
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