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Baird Center expansion project shoots past minority business and local resident goals

As originally published by Ethan Duran for The Daily Reporter. Construction officials on Friday reported the $456 million Baird Center expansion went above and beyond its goals to involve minority- and women-owned businesses and Milwaukee residents. However, there was still work to be done as workforce goals for women in the workforce arrived under

Baird Center expansion project shoots past minority business and local resident goals2024-03-18T16:42:56-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP & Latino Academy of Workforce Development Host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair

MADISON, WI (February 15, 2024) — WRTP | BIG STEP, a workforce intermediary, has partnered with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc. to host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 3 PM – 7 PM at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc. (2909 Landmark Pl,

WRTP | BIG STEP & Latino Academy of Workforce Development Host our 2024 Partners in Construction Diversity Career Fair2024-02-15T09:52:12-06:00

Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine is awarded up to $160 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant

Current, the Chicago-based water innovation hub, is leading Great Lakes ReNEW, the multistate partnership to boost Great Lakes leadership on resource recovery and the circular economy.Current, the Chicago-based water innovation hub, has been awarded up to $160 million over 10 years from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop and grow a water-focused innovation engine

Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine is awarded up to $160 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant2024-01-29T13:33:37-06:00

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen coming to Milwaukee Friday to tout Biden job creation

As originally published by Lawrence Andrea for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will visit Milwaukee on Friday to meet with area business leaders and tout President Joe Biden's job-creation efforts, the latest planned stop in Wisconsin by a high-ranking official that underscores the Biden administration's focus on the swing state

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen coming to Milwaukee Friday to tout Biden job creation2024-01-30T09:00:56-06:00

Charging Ahead with EVSTEP Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Training

The EV Skilled Trade Employment Program (EVSTEP) Summary outlines the growing importance of certified pre-apprenticeship training and the development of sustainable career pathways within the clean energy and EV sectors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an increased need for employees in the clean energy sector in the coming years. They estimate the

Charging Ahead with EVSTEP Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Training2024-01-19T14:54:34-06:00

Two Years of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Money: How Federal Funding Plays a Role in Wisconsin Construction

Originally published by Ethan Duran for The Daily Reporter Wisconsin contractors for public projects big and small saw a boon in work since President Joe Biden signed the trillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021. Since then, funding has supported hundreds of state projects, ranging from roads, highways, bridges, ports, rail,

Two Years of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Money: How Federal Funding Plays a Role in Wisconsin Construction2024-01-05T11:36:13-06:00

Milwaukee a Finalist for $50M Economic Revitalization Program

As first published by Ethan Duran for The Daily Reporter. Milwaukee on Wednesday was named a finalist for a federal economic development grant worth up to $50 million, according to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The “Recompete Pilot Program,” which focuses on distressed communities, was created under the CHIPS and Science Act. The program targets

Milwaukee a Finalist for $50M Economic Revitalization Program2023-12-27T13:37:36-06:00

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce Record Number of Registered Apprentices

As released by Governor Evers Gov. Tony Evers today, together with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), celebrated “National Apprenticeship Week” by announcing that Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship Program has reached a record 16,384 enrolled apprentices, an all-time record in the program’s 112-year history and surpassing last year’s record-high participation. Gov. Evers announced the new record during the

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce Record Number of Registered Apprentices2023-11-15T13:02:52-06:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

MADISON, WI (November 13, 2023) — In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (November 13 – 19), WRTP | BIG STEP, a workforce intermediary, has partnered with the Building Trades Council to host an Apprenticeship Career Exploration Fair and a special announcement from the Governor on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 9 AM to 3

WRTP | BIG STEP Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week2023-11-13T11:01:57-06:00

Wisconsin Designated as a U.S. Regional Tech Hub

We’ve just taken a big step forward for Wisconsin! On Monday, October 23, Wisconsin was designated as a Regional Tech Hub, which puts the state in the running for $75 million in funding under the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is also awarding a $350,000 grant for strategic

Wisconsin Designated as a U.S. Regional Tech Hub2023-10-23T16:03:06-05:00
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