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July 8, 2014. Gilbane and CG Schmidt Community Commitment Business & Workforce Opportunities The project will create at least 1,000 construction jobs.

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1 July 8, 2014

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3 Gilbane and CG Schmidt Community Commitment Business & 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.

4 WRTP/BIG STEP - What We Do  Assess 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

5 WRTP/BIG STEP Programs Apprenticeship Prep (tutoring) Industry Led Apprenticeship Prep Training Classes Specialized Certifications Employer Services

6 WRTP/BIG STEP Works directly with employers and Training Coordinators to ensure that individuals are prepared for a career in the skilled trades. Career guidance Trade information Training classes Mock interviews Tutoring prepares individuals for the apprenticeship tests in the skilled trades Reading comprehension Sentence skills Arithmetic Algebra Spatial and mechanical aptitude

7 Where are the jobs? Politicians We have a public project with local hiring mandates. Public Project Job Sites Employers We don’t hire. See the union. Apprenticeship Programs We just do training. Unions You need to go to an apprenticeship. We don’t do the hiring. Go to the employer. WRTP/BIG STEP Public Projects with Residential Requirements Skilled Workers from Surrounding Communities Community Based Organization We’re not taking applications. Milwaukee Community What’s this? I don’t understand. How can we facilitate these stakeholders to get Milwaukee residents to work on public projects?

8 Construction Building Trades Bricklayer Carpenter Cement Mason/Concrete Finisher Construction Craft Laborer Electrician (Construction) Electrician (Residential) Environmental Service Technician/ HVAC Installer-Technician Glazier Heat and Frost Insulator Ironworker Laborer (Construction Craft Laborer) Operating Engineer Heavy Equipment Operator/ Painter and Decorator Plasterer Plumber Roofer & Waterproofer Sheet Metal Worker Sprinklerfitter Steamfitter (Construction) Steamfitter (Refrigeration/Service) Taper & Finisher Teledata Communications Terrazzo Worker Tile Setter

9 General Process for Employment in the Trades 1. Put together your trade portfolio with Driver’s License information, proof of high school graduation or GED, Social Security card, and work experience 2. Attend a BIG STEP orientation to learn more about specific trade application days and requirements, as well as preparation for tests 3. Pass test and get letter of eligibility or placed on a ranked waiting list 4. Find a contractor or get placed with a contractor through the JATC

10 Requirements for Working in the Trades Be able to work in extreme hot/cold temperatures Be comfortable with heights Be able to bend/lift Be able to get to various job sites throughout the day Have good math skills Be willing to learn Have good attendance Be dependable Be drug-free

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12 Residential Preference Program To get RPP Certified, you must be: City of Milwaukee Resident AND Been laid off for more than 30 days OR Have worked less than 1,200 hours in the last 12 months OR Be underemployed

13 Residential Preference Program WRTP/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 to make an appointment.

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16 WRTP/BIG STEP 3841 W. WISCONSIN AVE MILWAUKEE, WI


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