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2014

WRTP and BIG STEP formally merge their Boards of Directors as they cement themselves as a single organization.

20142021-07-09T18:30:19-05:00

2005

Backed by the support of Governor Jim Doyle, WRTP | BIG STEP establishes the Center of Excellence (COE) for Skilled Trades & Industry.

20052021-07-09T18:28:13-05:00

2003

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation selects WRTP for a national Sector Employment Impact Study.

20032021-07-28T00:41:45-05:00

2002

WRTP and BIG STEP partner to facilitate the effective coordination of employer-driven worker readiness, ensuring prospective workers gain the skills and experiences required by employers.

20022021-10-17T01:29:16-05:00

2000

WRTP is awarded a demonstration grant from the United States Department of Labor to replicate the program in other sectors of the nation.

20002021-07-09T18:23:00-05:00

1997

WRTP receives funds from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop a model program in manufacturing training.

19972021-07-09T18:21:24-05:00

1992

The Commission on a Quality Workforce recommends the development of partnerships between business, labor, and government to renew the industrial base in the Milwaukee area, and WRTP is born.

19922021-10-17T01:28:51-05:00

1976

BIG STEP is founded, evolving from the efforts started in 1967 by Vince Toran and Project Leap.

19762021-07-09T18:15:56-05:00
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