Reports

Moving Apprenticeship into Manufacturing’s Future: Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing in the Midwest continues to evolve. Firms increasingly rely on highly specialized and flexible processes, deploying new technology that redefines workers’ jobs and the skills needed for them. In Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP)/BIG STEP has spearheaded the creation of a new registered apprenticeship in response to these dynamic forces. Industrial Manufacturing Technicians (IMT) are now working and being trained at firms across the upper Midwest. The success of this apprenticeship derives directly from the WRTP/BIG STEP’s long-standing and deep relationships with manufacturing firms and labor unions built over the course of two decades. The success also owes to the long tradition of apprenticeship in Wisconsin and the ways this project has built from the existing model. This paper offers the story of this apprenticeship innovation which is remaking apprenticeship for the new and rapidly evolving manufacturing sector.

By: Rhandi Berth (WRTP/BIG STEP), Laura Dresser, and Emanuel Ubert (Center On Wisconsin Strategy – COWS)

Priming the Pipeline: Forging Ahead to Building A More Diverse And Qualified Workforce

 

Surpassing the Challenge through Excellence – 2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Creating Viable Starting Points for Career Pathways – WRTP/BIG STEP Youth Programs

WRTP/BIG STEP Youth Programs

Industry Led, Worker Centered and Community Focused

NNSP - Industry Led, Worker Centered, Community Focused

Seventh District workforce development programs that serve marginalized and disadvantaged populations – ProfitWise Issue 2: 2015