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2015 Report | Profit Wise News & Views

ProfitWise News and Views welcomes article proposals and comments from bankers, community organizations, and other readers. It is mailed (either electronically or via U.S. mail) at no charge to state member banks, financial holding companies, bank holding companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, academics, and community and economic development professionals. In this second edition of 2015, our contributors include Fed senior business economists Robin Newberger and Susan Longworth, Craig Everett of Pepperdine University, and Chinwe Onyeagoro of the small business advisory firm FundWell, who provide a summary of findings of a groundbreaking survey project exploring indicators of small business financial health, and business economist Emily Engel, who documented Seventh District worker training programs aimed at some of the most difficult to employ populations, including formerly incarcerated individuals.

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.


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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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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