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Path to Employment and Careers in the Skilled Trades. July 8, 2014. Gilbane and CG Schmidt C ommunity C ommitment. Business & Workforce Opportunities The project will create at least 1,000 construction jobs. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation



Path to Employment and Careers in the Skilled TradesJuly 8, 2014


Gilbane and CG Schmidt Community CommitmentBusiness & Workforce Opportunities

The project will create at least 1,000 construction jobs.

We are committed to hiring small businesses for at least 25 percent of construction costs.

We are committed to using Milwaukee residents for 40 percent of the hours worked on the site.

Linda3WRTP/BIG STEP - What We DoAssess job-ready candidates from a wide range of community based referral partners

Prepare qualified candidates for employment and advancement opportunities

Provide nationally renowned pre-employment training opportunities

4WRTP/BIG STEP ProgramsApprenticeship Prep (tutoring)Industry Led Apprenticeship Prep Training ClassesSpecialized CertificationsEmployer Services

5WRTP/BIG STEP Works directly with employers and Training Coordinators to ensure that individuals are prepared for a career in the skilled trades.Career guidanceTrade informationTraining classesMock interviews

Tutoring prepares individuals for the apprenticeship tests in the skilled tradesReading comprehensionSentence skillsArithmeticAlgebraSpatial and mechanical aptitude

6Where are the jobs?

PoliticiansWe have a public project with local hiring mandates.

Public Project Job Sites

Employers We dont hire. See the union. ApprenticeshipPrograms We just do training.

UnionsYou need to go to an apprenticeship.We dont do the hiring. Go to the employer.WRTP/BIG STEPPublic Projects with Residential Requirements

Skilled Workers fromSurrounding Communities

Community BasedOrganizationWere not taking applications. Milwaukee CommunityWhats this?I dont understand.How can we facilitate these stakeholders to get Milwaukee residents to work on public projects?Construction Building TradesBricklayerCarpenterCement Mason/Concrete FinisherConstruction Craft LaborerElectrician (Construction)Electrician (Residential)Environmental Service Technician/ HVAC Installer-TechnicianGlazierHeat and Frost InsulatorIronworkerLaborer (Construction Craft Laborer)Operating Engineer

Heavy Equipment Operator/ Painter and Decorator PlastererPlumberRoofer & Waterproofer Sheet Metal WorkerSprinklerfitterSteamfitter (Construction)Steamfitter (Refrigeration/Service)Taper & FinisherTeledata Communications Terrazzo Worker Tile SetterGeneral Process for Employment in the TradesPut together your trade portfolio with Drivers License information, proof of high school graduation or GED, Social Security card, and work experienceAttend a BIG STEP orientation to learn more about specific trade application days and requirements, as well as preparation for testsPass test and get letter of eligibility or placed on a ranked waiting listFind a contractor or get placed with a contractor through the JATCRequirements for Working in the TradesBe able to work in extreme hot/cold temperaturesBe comfortable with heightsBe able to bend/lift Be able to get to various job sites throughout the dayHave good math skillsBe willing to learnHave good attendanceBe dependable Be drug-free

Residential Preference ProgramTo get RPP Certified, you must be:

City of Milwaukee Resident


Been laid off for more than 30 days


Have worked less than 1,200 hours in the last 12 months


Be underemployed

Residential Preference ProgramWRTP/BIG STEP staffs notary publics to provide certifications for the Residential Preference Program (RPP).

Our Center of Excellence is a one stop shop for RPP Certifications, just call 414-342-9787 to make an appointment.




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