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 Tradition2021-11-22T16:54:24+00:00

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+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

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

WRTP | BIG STEP Welcomes Lindsay Blumer as New President & CEO

National workforce intermediary WRTP | BIG STEP is pleased to welcome Lindsay Blumer as its new President & CEO. After conducting a sweeping national search, WRTP | BIG STEP selected Ms. Blumer to fill the position marking the first time in the nonprofit’s history that a woman will hold the permanent position of President &

WRTP | BIG STEP Welcomes Lindsay Blumer as New President & CEO2021-10-20T18:14:38+00:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Highlighted in the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Winter Newsletter

A WRTP/BIG STEP partner, the Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW) spent 2020 as an integral part of their community through accessibility and the comprehensive services offered amid a pandemic. In September of 2020, LSW and WRTP/BIG STEP's Multi-Craft Core Curriculum High School Equivalency Diploma (MC3 HSED) was recognized as an innovative practice in adult education

WRTP | BIG STEP Highlighted in the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Winter Newsletter2021-10-20T18:15:15+00:00
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