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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

Vice President Harris touts plan to replace lead pipes during Milwaukee visit

First published by Anthony Dabruzzi for Spectrum News Vice President Kamala Harris made a push for clean drinking water and healthy homes during a visit to Milwaukee Monday. The visit to Wisconsin comes on the heels of the vice president's announcement last month during which the Biden administration laid out a goal of removing

Vice President Harris touts plan to replace lead pipes during Milwaukee visit2022-01-27T19:07:21-06:00

NNS Spotlight: Nonprofit paves the way for diversity in the construction, manufacturing trades

Two of WRTP | BIG STEP’s most recent success stories include Tiffany Tillis and Dwayne Sampson. Tiffany Tillis, single mother of three, turned to WRTP | BIG STEP after she was laid off during the pandemic. With WRTP, she gained CPR and first aid certification, her commercial driver’s license permit, and hands-on experience. Tillis

NNS Spotlight: Nonprofit paves the way for diversity in the construction, manufacturing trades2022-01-18T17:10:30-06:00

WRTP | BIG STEP: Toward A New Tradition

Raising Women’s Success in Apprenticeship (RWSA) convened a network of some of the nation’s leading organizations that are working to increase racial and gender diversity in “nontraditional” occupations. This report draws on the work of the members of the network, which was founded and led by WRTP | BIG STEP, and included Aerospace Joint

WRTP | BIG STEP: Toward A New Tradition2021-12-16T18:45:40-06:00

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 Careers2021-11-15T21:15:19-06:00

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 Baldwin2021-10-25T20:44:10-05:00

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 Johnston2021-11-11T05:46:33-06:00

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

Originally published by The Daily Reporter 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's training center in Madison. In her role, she oversees the group’s efforts to bring workers into various trades. WRTP

Q&A with WRTP | BIG STEP’s Stephanie Johnston2021-10-20T18:27:20-05:00

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 Development2021-10-20T18:12:12-05:00

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 Manufacturing2021-10-20T18:12:40-05:00
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