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
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
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
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.
Originally written by LaKeshia N. Myers and published by the Milwaukee Courier. In this article author LaKeshia N. Myers discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on K-12 education and the corresponding importance of developing a specialized skill set. As Myer’s outlines in her article, there are multiple avenues to a successful life and career whether
The West Allis Health Department is partnering with Employ Milwaukee to help respond to the public health and economic emergency stemming from CCOVID-19. The West Allis Health Department is seeking to fill Contact Tracer job openings. Contact Tracers connect (via phone/email) with COVID-19 infected individuals and advise them of isoloation procedures, collect, and quickly notify
The city of Milwaukee Health Department is seeking professionals to help address the growing need for COVID‐19 testing in the city and county of Milwaukee. We are seeking professionals to support the COVID-19 response with multiple positions available. Training and orientation will be provided on site. The city is seeking full time and part
Declared in 2019 in the State of Wisconsin, October is Careers In Construction Month (CICM). Careers In Construction Month is led by NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) campaign to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of craft professionals. Learn more about your local trade unions: Boilermakers www.boilermakers107.com Bricklayers www.bacwi.org Carpenters,
Originally published by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin Jacob connected with the WIOA Title I program because he was having troubles entering an apprenticeship in the construction trades industry. His Career Planner connected him with a construction-focused pre-apprenticeship training through WRTP/Big Step in January 2020. The training included tutoring for apprenticeship
Ever wondered which construction craft best matches your personality? Because there are dozens of careers to choose from in the trades, you may find it tricky to find the right path for you. Click here to take the craft career quiz.