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Groups Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Originally published by Channel 3000 JANESVILLE, Wis. — Groups across south-central Wisconsin are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. In Rock County, the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Blackhawk Technical College teamed up to host an event aimed at teaching business members and educators how to build a workforce pipeline through youth and registered apprenticeship

Groups Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week2022-11-16T16:24:26-06:00

Governor Evers and Wisconsin State Officials to Attend WRTP | BIG STEP’s Apprenticeship Career Day & Fair

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, WRTP | BIG STEP of South Central Wisconsin and the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin are hosting an Apprenticeship Career Day & Fair on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Plumbers Local 75 Training Center, 2102 E Springs Dr., Madison, WI.

Governor Evers and Wisconsin State Officials to Attend WRTP | BIG STEP’s Apprenticeship Career Day & Fair2022-11-16T08:52:57-06:00

The Biden administration wants to expand broadband access and job opportunities for women and people of color

Originally published by The 19th The federal government is investing $65 billion in expanding broadband, and two-thirds of that money will be directed toward programs that encourage better hiring and retention practices for women and people of color, who have been severely underrepresented in the field. Broadband is expected to add 36,000 telecommunications equipment

The Biden administration wants to expand broadband access and job opportunities for women and people of color2022-11-07T13:08:05-06:00

WRTP | BIG STEP is a National Digital Inclusion Alliance Affiliate

WRTP | BIG STEP is proud to announce that we are a National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) affiliate. As an NDIA affiliate, our vision is that everyone has the opportunity to use technology to live, learn, work, and thrive. Digital equity is most effectively driven by community efforts that combine affordable home broadband service,

WRTP | BIG STEP is a National Digital Inclusion Alliance Affiliate2022-11-01T11:30:21-05:00

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

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
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