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Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility

Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility Last week I had the honor and privilege of speaking at the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Workforce Summit at the White House, hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris, Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and White House ARP Coordinator and Special Assistant to President Biden

Integrity is Everything: With Great Funding Comes Great Responsibility2022-07-22T14:46:42-05:00

Rebalancing Power in Construction and Manufacturing in Milwaukee

Originally published by the Aspen InstituteA Profile of Job Quality Fellow Lindsay Blumer, President and CEO, WRTP l BIG STEPWorking in the construction and manufacturing industries has been a traditional stepping stone to the middle class for millions of workers in the US. Job quality and equitable access to these jobs, however, has been inconsistent,

Rebalancing Power in Construction and Manufacturing in Milwaukee2022-06-29T10:49:14-05:00

WIOA Reauthorization Needed to Address Worker Skills Training & Talent Pipeline Pathways

By Lindsay Blumer, President & CEO of WRTP | BIG STEP The week of May 16th the U.S. House of Representatives will meet to consider the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This landmark legislation, signed into law in 2014, is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and

WIOA Reauthorization Needed to Address Worker Skills Training & Talent Pipeline Pathways2022-05-16T12:16:29-05:00

Workforce In Action Episode 25

In this episode, host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions is joined by Matt Waltz, Chief Operating Officer for the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Building Industry Group and Skilled Trades Employment Program (WRTP/BIG STEP) to discuss why businesses and workforce boards should invest in Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Matt shares ways

Workforce In Action Episode 252021-10-20T18:13:29-05:00

Masonry Pre-Job Information

Interested in a career opportunity with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)? BAC is looking for individuals with drive, determination, and an interest in earning family-sustaining wages to complete their Masonry Pre-Job training program from June 14 to July 9. This program's application deadline is May 30. Applicants should meet the following

Masonry Pre-Job Information2021-10-20T18:13:40-05:00

Job Shadow for AAYI Students

WRTP/BIG STEP is proud to support the Kenosha Unified School District and their Job Shadow Days for AAYI students. Join the Kenosha Unified School District and their affiliated Youth Apprenticeship Program on Friday, May 7, 2021 for this exciting event. For more information or to RSVP, get in touch with Lora Lehmann at (262) 359-8620

Job Shadow for AAYI Students2021-10-20T18:13:56-05:00

A History of 20th Century Construction Tools

Originally written by Mike Jackson and published by Architect Magazine on March 4, 2021. This post is part of a monthly series that explores the historical applications of building materials and systems through resources from the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL), an online collection of AEC catalogs, brochures, trade publications, and more. The BTHL is a project of the

A History of 20th Century Construction Tools2021-10-20T18:14:03-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Racine Works Community Certificate Program

The City of Racine is proud to collaborate with contractors, employers, and WTRP | BIG STEP so together we can empower more of Racine resident with gainful employment opportunities on area construction projects. As the RWP certifying agency, WRTP is here to assist contractors and residents in making the most of this opportunity. Contractors bidding

WRTP | BIG STEP Racine Works Community Certificate Program2021-10-20T18:14:31-05:00

The Necessity of Diversity in Architecture

Originally written by Natasha Espada and published by Architect Magazine on November 19, 2020. In this article author Natasha Espada discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession by recounting her personal experience and challenges as she sought entry into the field. The article focuses on the difficulties some experience as they

The Necessity of Diversity in Architecture2021-10-20T18:14:52-05:00
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