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WRTP Partners with MMSD to Improve Workforce in the Water Industry

The Milwaukee Metropolitan School District (MMSD) aims to have a robust talent pipeline from underserved communities. Through community connections, MMSD engaged and partnered with WRTP | BIG STEP to help non-traditional candidates enter and navigate the challenges of an apprenticeship, especially in the first few years. Candidates are recruited from the local communities and

WRTP Partners with MMSD to Improve Workforce in the Water Industry2022-06-02T11:34:19-05:00

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

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Awards WRTP | BIG STEP Melvin Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Awards WRTP | BIG STEP Melvin Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize This Melvin Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize was created in 1998 to honor the memory of Melvin Lurie, a Professor of Economics at the University and founder of what is now MHRLR. The prize is intended to continue and

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Awards WRTP | BIG STEP Melvin Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize2022-10-26T16:02:39-05:00

TMJ4 | WTRP Works to Increase Diversity in Construction Trades

Originally published by Sarah McGrew of TMJ4. Tiffany Tillis worked as a bartender and a server for 10 years. Then, the pandemic hit. "Because of COVID, I was looking for something that was essential and I had just been laid off," Tillis said. That's when she stumbled upon Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) | BIG STEP,

TMJ4 | WTRP Works to Increase Diversity in Construction Trades2022-04-08T11:53:20-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Awarded Mark H. Ayer’s Community Achievement Award By North America’s Building Trades Unions

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 5, 2022) – WRTP | BIG STEP (WRTP) and the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council (MBCTC) have been awarded the prestigious Mark H. Ayer's Award by North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU). NABTU announced the award recently in response to the ongoing work by WRTP and MBCTC to engage women in

WRTP | BIG STEP Awarded Mark H. Ayer’s Community Achievement Award By North America’s Building Trades Unions2022-04-05T16:44:07-05:00

Million in Initiatives to Advance Residents’ Education, Training, Financial Resiliency

Initiative includes new $1,500 scholarships for adult high school degree attainment, pre-apprenticeship training. City of Racine – Today, Mayor Mason announced the launch of a new campaign, website, and scholarships to help City residents connect to City resources and transform their futures. The Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth (GROW) Racine initiative will be run

Million in Initiatives to Advance Residents’ Education, Training, Financial Resiliency2022-03-24T16:22:53-05:00

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

Non-profit Committed to Bringing More Diversity to Trades Industry

As posted by Spectrum News  MILWAUKEE — One Milwaukee non-profit is committed to bringing more diversity into the trades industry. The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, also known as WRTP | BIG STEP, works to help traditionally underrepresented and underemployed people like women and people of color. The program has helped many people like 21-year-old

Non-profit Committed to Bringing More Diversity to Trades Industry2022-01-18T17:14:35-06:00

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
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