WRTP | BIG STEP News & Social Media2019-03-14T14:11:13+00:00
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    he world is changing, but hard work and dedication never go out of style. WRTP | BIG STEP helps individuals adapt to current industry needs while maintaining a focus on traditional values. Visit https://wrtp.org to see the extent of our programs and resources. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #LearnATrade
  • 3 days ago by

    To improve, we must have room to grow. WRTP/BIG STEP recognizes that construction and the skilled trades offer candidates excellent opportunities to grow and develop family-sustaining careers. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #RoomToGrow
  • 4 days ago by

    WRTP/BIG STEP is proud to support Compete Milwaukee and their current search for general laborers and clerical placements. Eligibility requirements are based on Transform Milwaukee Jobs criteria; call Hector Lerma at (414) 389-6234 to determine if you are qualified. Applications accepted until May 24, 2019. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #CompeteMilwaukee #GeneralLabor #Clerical #JobPlacement
  • 4 days ago by

    WRTP/BIG STEP works tirelessly to ensure that its candidates learn and practice trades that the workforce needs. As a result, candidates enjoy long-term job security, family-sustaining pay, and an overwhelming sense of personal and professional pride. Visit https://wrtp.org for more information. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #TakingPride
  • 5 days ago by

    Winter is thawing and each day brings with it fresh opportunities. WRTP/BIG STEP wishes everyone a splendid #FirstDayOfSpring. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #FreshOpportunities
  • 5 days ago by

    WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is actively recruiting candidates for an on-going hiring initiative. Work for one of America’s greatest institutions; there are currently immediate openings for assemblers, machine operators, forklift drivers, and CNC machinists. Visit WRTP’s Milwaukee campus to fill out an application. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #HarleyDavidson #ImmediateOpenings #OnGoingRecruitment
  • 6 days ago by

    Are you looking for work or want to change careers? The Social Development Commission (SDC) is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, March 21st from 11:30am-12:30pm at our Milwaukee campus. Candidates of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend. Please bring an updated resume and dress professionally. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #SDC #JobFair #CareerDevelopment
  • 6 days ago by

    Mark your calendars! WRTP/BIG STEP will be hosting a Manufacturing Pre-Employment Training Event on Thursday, April 4th at 5pm at our Milwaukee campus. We are actively seeking experienced individuals for various manufacturing positions with DRS Technologies. Please see the flyer for complete application details. Call (414) 342-9787 or visit https://wrtp.org/eve...-training-april/ to register. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #ManufacturingJobs #PreEmployment #Training #DRSTechnologies
  • 6 days ago by

    WRTP/BIG STEP congratulates the graduates of The Walbec Group Road Building Training. We celebrated yesterday morning with representatives from Payne and Dolan, Zenith Tech, Inc., Opcmia Local 599 area 204, and Liuna Local 113 Milwaukee, pictured here with our graduates. It’s always a joy to see our initiatives in action and witness the progress of tomorrow’s workforce. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #WalbecGroup #CongratulationsGraduates #WorkforceDevelopment
  • 6 days ago by

    Life’s too short to delay your dreams any longer. Call WRTP/BIG STEP at (414) 342-9787 to pursue a new, rewarding career today. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #WorkHard #DreamHarder
  • 1 week ago by

    The City of West Allis, WI Government is adding to its growing, talented team! We are hiring a Grant Accountant & Accounting Specialist as well as a Human Resource Generalist & Recruiter. Both positions offer competitive wages and attractive benefit packages, with added incentives for residents of West Allis. Applications accepted through March 25, 2019. Visit https://www.governme...eers/westalliswi to apply. #WestAllis #WI #Jobs
  • 1 week ago by

    As a national leader in developing solid pathways to family-sustaining jobs, WRTP/BIG STEP's career counselors provide one-on-one attention to guide individuals on the path that best suits them. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #CareerCounseling
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    WRTP and BIG STEP used to be two separate entities until they realized they could accomplish so much more together. Thus, WRTP/BIG STEP was born, as was a legacy of collaborative efforts. To this day, we view collaboration as a founding principle and our only hope for a successful future. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Collaboration
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    At WRTP/BIG STEP, we love to watch our programs in action. Here, two of our HSED MC3 students gain practical experience of hand and power tools at our Racine location. It's an honor to be this involved and invested in developing Wisconsin's workforce. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MC3 #WisconsinWorkforce
  • 1 week ago by

    Our services extend to both employee and employer. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a familysustaining career or qualified workers, WRTP | BIG STEP can help. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #IndustryLed #WorkerCentered
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    Join WRTP/BIG STEP the morning of March 20th for a recruitment event featuring the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Apprenticeship Preparation Program. Same-day pre-screen interviews and assessments are available to qualified and interested candidates. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MC3 #March20 #Recruiting
  • 1 week ago by

    #WorkforceWednesday: Looking for a career change? WRTP/BIG STEP ensures that it’s never too late to start something great. Our career services prepare candidates to enter the workforce with practical advantages. Contact us today: https://wrtp.org/get-in-touch. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #CareerServices #ApprenticeshipReadiness
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    Taking that first step toward a new goal can be difficult. WRTP/BIG STEP makes getting started easier. Call (414) 342-9787 today to embark on a new journey. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #GetStarted
  • 2 weeks ago by

    We never lose sight of the big picture at WRTP/BIG STEP. Let us help you find a successful, rewarding career today. (414) 342-9787. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #TheBigPicture
WRTP | BIG STEP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to connecting people to family-sustaining jobs.
Our mission is to enhance the ability of public and private sector organizations to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse, qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and emerging sectors of the regional economy.
WRTP was initially created to renew our traditional industrial base in the Milwaukee area during the 1990s. The recovery of manufacturing, retirement of an aging workforce, and diversification of the regional economy created a growing skills shortage by the end of the decade. In response to this threat to economic growth and prosperity, we created our successful model of pre-employment training for job seekers to qualify for family-sustaining jobs in the industrial sector.
Supported by public, private, and philanthropic investments, WRTP | BIG STEP’s mission is to assist economically disadvantaged minorities, women, and youth (primarily from the central-city) develop the skills needed to participate meaningfully in the workforce and share in the area economy while ensuring that member companies have the skilled workers needed to prosper and grow in a competitive global economy.

WALBEC GROUP RECRUITMENT EVENT

Jan 22, 2019

In partnership with the Wis DOT, local stakeholders, the WI Fast Forward Grant and the Walbec Group (which is the parent company of Payne and Dolan and Zenith Tech), I am excited to announce the upcoming training opportunity and recruitment date of January 22 for the next Racine class. The Walbec Group will be assisting with recruitment, screening and training and will be sourcing Spring 2019 hires from this training cohort. Class will start 1/28/2019 and will run through 3/8/2019 and will be held Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm. The locations for training will vary from the Racine Gateway Campus, Gateway iMET Center and training centers in the area.

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IRONWORKERS RECRUITMENT & INFORMATION SESSION

Jan 23, 2019

WRTP/BIG STEP, in collaboration with the Ironworkers Local 383, are recruiting qualified candidates for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. Please come to the Ironworkers Recruitment and Informational session to learn more about the Ironworkers trade and apprenticeship opportunities within the union. Contractors and union representatives will be present to answer your questions. Applications for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program will be available during this session.

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