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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

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 changing workforce cultures through training

In the 1990s, Milwaukee’s traditional industry base faced a lot of challenges. The combination of the recovery of manufacturing, retirement of an aging workforce and the diversification of the regional economy created a growing skills shortage. It was during this time period that the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership was founded to meet some of

WRTP | BIG STEP changing workforce cultures through training2022-10-17T09:19:31-05:00

The Daily Reporter to Honor WRTP | BIG STEP at the 2022 Newsmakers of the Year Awards

WRTP | BIG STEP is thrilled to be named the 2022 Workforce Development Organization of the Year by The Daily Reporter. Each year, The Daily Reporter honors construction and development industry estimators, educators, innovators, project managers, builders, unsung heroes, and others through their Newsmakers of the Year awards. The 2022 honorees were announced on

The Daily Reporter to Honor WRTP | BIG STEP at the 2022 Newsmakers of the Year Awards2022-08-31T15:19:27-05:00

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

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

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
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