WRTP | BIG STEP News & Social Media2018-12-14T18:50:38+00:00
  • 2 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    In partnership with WisDOT and the Walbec Group, WRTP/BIG STEP is hosting a recruitment event on Jan. 22 at 8 AM. According to an article from The Journal Times, “The event is designed to build a diverse pipeline of workers and to share information about the road building industry with Racine County residents and partners.” Payne & Dolan, Inc. & Zenith Tech, Inc. will be on-site conducting interviews and selecting candidates for a 130-hour, non-paid road construction preparation program. For more information or to register for the event, call 262-619-6560. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #WisDOT #WalbecGroup #Careers #Construction
    Recruitment event features employment, training opportunities
  • 2 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in collaboration with the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, is recruiting qualified candidates for the Bricklayers Pre-Job Program. This training may lead to Pre-Apprenticeship or Apprenticeship opportunities, the first step to a well-paying, family-supporting career. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MKE #Jobs #Career ▪️February 12th | 12:00PM-2PM
    ▪️Call 414-342-9787 or 711 if hearing impaired to register
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in collaboration with the Bricklayers and Allied Craft
  • 3 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with We Energies and United Steelworkers Local 2006, is hosting a recruitment event for seasonal gas inspectors at Racine Gateway Campus, Technical Building, Room 217. This event will provide information necessary to become a gas inspector, with wages of $25+/hr. #Racine #Jobs #WRTP #BIGSTEP ▪️January 25th | 10AM
    ▪️Call (262) 619-6560 or 711 if hearing impaired to register
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with We Energies and United Steelworkers
  • 3 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in collaboration with Ironworkers local 8 is recruiting qualified candidates for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. Attend this informational session to learn more about the Ironworkers trade and the apprenticeship opportunities within the union. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MKE
    ▪️ January 24th | 5:30PM
    ▪️ Call (414) 342-9787 or 711 if hearing impaired to register
    WRTP/BIG STEP, in collaboration with Ironworkers local 8 is recruiting
  • 4 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    At WRTP/BIG STEP we offer a variety of different services—from employer services to youth. Each service is meant to help our participants gain valuable skills and become connected with different employers in our region. These services work together to make sure our participants have the best opportunities available to them. To learn more about these services go to https://wrtp.org/services. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Services #Employer #Worker #TRIADA #YOUTH
    At WRTP/BIG STEP we offer a variety of different services—from emplo
  • 5 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    On Monday, Jan. 14, WRTP/BIG STEP Programs Coordinator, John Anderson, had the opportunity to talk about funding for the organization’s programs. As reported by Fox 6, “Anderson believes additional funds will help his organization attract and retain even more qualified workers.” Additionally, Anderson stated, “Centrally around registered apprentice; getting more women minorities and others into apprentice careers and high wage industries.” #WRTP #BIGSTEP #StateFunding #Economy
    Celebrating Workforce Development Programs in Milwaukee
  • 6 days ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    In partnership with WisDOT and the Walbec Group, WRTP/BIG STEP is holding a recruitment event on Jan. 22, doors open at 7:30 AM. Payne & Dolan, Inc. & Zenith Tech, Inc. will be on-site conducting interviews and selecting candidates for a 130-hour, non-paid road construction preparation program that prepares individuals for work in roadbuilding. The program will run from Jan. 28 to March 8 and will be held Mon-Fri from 8 AM to 4 PM. To reserve your spot for this event call (262) 619-6560. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #WalBecGroup #Construction #Recruitment
    In partnership with WisDOT and the Walbec Group, WRTP/BIG STEP  is hol
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    Meet Cassandra Patterson—today’s success story from WRTP/BIG STEP Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship’s first graduating class. Cassandra is a mother of nine and managed to balance her full-time job & responsibilities as a parent all while working to advance her career as an IMT Apprentice. The IMT Registered Apprenticeship focuses on increasing the pipeline of highly qualified and diverse individuals prepared to enter middle- and high-skilled occupations within the growing manufacturing sector. Watch Cassandra’s video below to learn more about her journey with WRTP | BIG STEP. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Success #IMT
    WRTP | BIG STEP Success Series: Cassandra Patterson
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    Join WRTP/BIG STEP Monday, January 14th for a TrANS road building construction recruitment and information session. The Road Building Certificate Program is an intensive, non-paid 130-160 hour road construction preparation program geared towards preparing individuals to meet the workforce needs of contractors on specific DOT projects. Call (414) 342-9787 to register for this session, or 711 if hearing impaired. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #TrANS #Construction #Recruitment #JoinUs
    Join WRTP/BIG STEP Monday, January 14th for a TrANS road building cons
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP is industry led and worker centered. Our unique relationships with employers and unions allow us to train workers to succeed. Candidates will feel confident that the training they receive from WRTP | BIG STEP is based on industry needs. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #IndustryLed #WorkerCentered
    WRTP/BIG STEP is industry led and worker centered. Our unique relation
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP is recognized by the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards as a Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program. This certification recognizes the success of our high-quality, industry-led training programs that grant our participants the skills they need to enter a Registered Apprenticeship. Our programs prepare job candidates to thrive in industrial careers. To find out more, visit https://wrtp.org. #Apprenticeship #Construction #Manufacturing
    WELCOME
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP will be holding an information and recruitment session for the North American Building Trade Union’s Multi Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) and the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), which allows individuals to earn their HSED while learning valuable construction industry skills, on January 14th from 4-6 pm. Interviews will be held for selection of the class the same day for interested and qualified candidates. Contact 414-342-9787, or 711 if hearing impaired, to register. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MC3 #HSED #Construction
    WRTP/BIG STEP will be holding an information and recruitment session f
  • 1 week ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    With WRTP/BIG STEP, you can obtain a family-supporting career. We will help you prepare for an apprenticeship or career in the construction, manufacturing or emerging sectors of the economy. Whether you want to get back to work or are looking to change your career, we’ll help you succeed. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #MondayMotivation #Succeed
    With WRTP/BIG STEP, you can obtain a family-supporting career. We will
  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    At WRTP/BIG STEP, our services are employer and industry driven. Our relationships with employers and unions ensure that our candidates receive training based on industry needs—making each individual stand out to employers due to their industry standard skillset. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #IndustryDriven #StandOut
    Services for WRTP | BIG STEP
  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    Join WRTP/BIG STEP Monday, January 14th from 10 am to 2 pm for a TrANS road building construction recruitment and information session. The Road Building Certificate Program is an intensive, non-paid 130-160 hour road construction preparation program geared towards preparing individuals to meet the workforce needs of contractors on specific DOT projects. Call (414) 342-9787 to register for this session, or 711 if hearing impaired. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #TrANS #Construction #Recruitment #JoinUs
    Join WRTP/BIG STEP Monday, January 14th from 10 am to 2 pm for a TrANS
  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP is community-focused and creates strong community partnerships. Through these partnerships, we enhance our capacity to build a pipeline of skilled, qualified and diverse candidates for careers in the construction, industrial and other emerging sectors throughout our region. To learn more, go to https://wrtp.org. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Community
    WRTP/BIG STEP is community-focused and creates strong community partne
  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    Meet Jessica Benson—today’s success story from WRTP/BIG STEP’s Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program. Before attending WRTP | BIG STEP’s training class, Jessica's mind was not set on working in the union trades, where many of her family members resided. After attending WTRP | BIG STEP's training class, Jessica is flourishing as a carpenter while idolizing her career. After her first project, the Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project, Jessica stated, “I noticed I had been given a head start because of the BIG STEP training class. The exposure to the types of tools, safety, and specific type of work being done on the arena allowed me to begin my apprenticeship more confident and more skilled.” To read Jessica’s full story and see how WRTP | BIG STEP shaped her career path, go to https://wrtp.org/wrt...s-jessica-benson. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Success
    WRTP | BIG STEP Success Series: Jessica Benson
  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    Happy New Year from the team at WRTP/BIG STEP ! We hope this past year was full of good times and good memories, and that 2019 brings all of you even more happiness! #WRTP #BIGSTEP #HappyNewYear #Cheers
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  • 2 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    WRTP/BIG STEP wants to help you succeed in 2019. If you are interested in pursuing a career in construction, manufacturing or emerging sectors but don’t know how to get started, contact WRTP | BIG STEP today at (414) 342-9787 or visit https://wrtp.org/. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #Construction #Manufactoring #EmergingSectors #ContactUs
    WRTP/BIG STEP wants to help you succeed in 2019. If you are interested
  • 3 weeks ago by WRTP/BIG STEP

    WRTP/BIG STEP
    At WRTP/BIG STEP our services are employer and industry driven. We have unique relationships with employers and unions, which means that our candidates receive training based on industry needs. Our candidates stand out to employers because they are trained in a way that meets industry standards. #WRTP #BIGSTEP #IndustryDriven #StandOut
    WELCOME
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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