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Cheers to Careers Benefit for WRTP | BIG STEP

As first published by Molly Snyder, OnMilwaukee.com. Milwaukee is revered as a “working class” city and a local, not-for-profit organization called WRTP | BIG STEP strives to ensure it remains that way. WRTP | BIG STEP is a Wisconsin-based training partnership and skilled trades employment program. The group’s mission is to – pun intended –

Cheers to Careers Benefit for WRTP | BIG STEP2021-10-20T18:11:18-05:00

Big Step Construction Apprenticeship: Readiness Orientation

The First Step to a Career in the Skilled Trades Learn About: Occupations and career pathways within the construction skilled trades Our service offerings, including: one on one tutoring to assist with apprenticeship tests, industry interview prep, and industry recognized credential pre apprenticeship trainings

Big Step Construction Apprenticeship: Readiness Orientation2021-10-20T18:11:09-05:00

American Rescue Plan Money to Go Toward Workforce Development

As posted in Milwaukee Courier The nation’s economy took a hit when the pandemic began, and Milwaukee was no exception. The federal government is hopeful that the American Rescue Plan Act will help give cities the boost they need to get their economies rolling. Mayor Tom Barrett is submitting a proposal to the Common

American Rescue Plan Money to Go Toward Workforce Development2021-10-20T18:12:12-05:00

Two Milwaukee Workforce Organizations Join Midwest Coalition To Advance Racial Equity In Manufacturing

Menomonee Valley Partners and WRTP/BIG STEP joined a new coalition that launched on June 24 by The Century Foundation (TCF), the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), and seven other urban workforce development organizations to develop training programs that forge a more racially inclusive future for manufacturing. Concentrated in the Midwest, the partnership plans to strategize

Two Milwaukee Workforce Organizations Join Midwest Coalition To Advance Racial Equity In Manufacturing2021-10-20T18:12:40-05:00

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

FREE ESL, Citizenship, GED, & Tutoring Classes

WRTP/BIG STEP partner Literacy Network will resume spring classes on January 19th, with every class held via Zoom. Literacy Network is a non-profit organization that teaches reading, writing, communication, and computer skills to Dane County adults to achieve financial security, well-being, and deeper engagement with their families and the community. Registration for spring classes begins

FREE ESL, Citizenship, GED, & Tutoring Classes2021-10-20T18:15:06-05:00

WRTP | BIG STEP Highlighted in the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Winter Newsletter

A WRTP/BIG STEP partner, the Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW) spent 2020 as an integral part of their community through accessibility and the comprehensive services offered amid a pandemic. In September of 2020, LSW and WRTP/BIG STEP's Multi-Craft Core Curriculum High School Equivalency Diploma (MC3 HSED) was recognized as an innovative practice in adult education

WRTP | BIG STEP Highlighted in the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Winter Newsletter2021-10-20T18:15:15-05:00

Employer Power and Employee Skills

Originally published by Roosevelt Institute As the COVID-19 recession continues and the pandemic worsens, millions of people have lost their jobs and are at risk of long-term unemployment. Policymakers and practitioners looking for strategies to address long-term unemployment are turning to workforce training and development programs to help workers rebuild their skills. Yet training programs

Employer Power and Employee Skills2021-10-20T18:15:21-05:00

Madison Office: Will not hold in-person meetings until further notice

Effective November 18th, 2020, the WRTP/BIG STEP - Madison office will not hold in-person meetings until further notice due to the Emergency Order #10 impacting Dane County. We will remain open and active and will host all scheduled meetings, training, and tutoring virtually. Click here to learn more.    

Madison Office: Will not hold in-person meetings until further notice2021-10-20T18:15:46-05:00
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