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WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Big Step Latino Career Fair

Remove Barriers

MADISON, Wis. - Sometimes the biggest barrier to full participation in economic growth is the absence of a direct link between employers looking for workers, and under-employed and under-represented populations of willing workers.

A great example of removing that barrier is next week’s Latino Career Fair being held by the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership Big Step project.

Big Step is an effort to predict the employment needs for projected construction and building trade projects and help local community organizations train workers for those positions. So Big Step is holding a career fair at Centro Hispano next Tuesday to reach out directly to Latino adults and youth looking to get into the skilled trades. 

There are nearly a dozen partner organizations supporting the fair and food and child care will be provided during the event. This is exactly the kind of targeted barrier removal we’re looking for in building an inclusive economy.


 


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