Building Advantage Wisconsin

Archive: Sep 2014

Construction Matters

There has been much debate recently over the Downtown Transit Center site on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Building Advantage has long been a supporter of selling the under-utilized, county-owned property to Barrett Visionary to build The Couture, and continue to revitalize downtown Milwaukee by creating a multi-use building that provides lakefront access. The most recent updates to the Couture plans give us even more to be excited about: they include over 81,000 sq. ft. of public space, and feature a number of public transportation options for Milwaukee residents, commuters, and visitors to get around the city, for the first time, shows a stop for the proposed Milwaukee street car.

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WRTP/BIG STEP Continues Successful NML Recruitment Process

WRTP/BIG STEP and Milwaukee Alderman Russell Stamper II held the fourth component in the series of resource and information events for the Northwestern Mutual construction project last Monday night at North Division High School. The events, which have been hosted by various Aldermen and held in locations all over the city, are open to the public, and aimed at providing information about the Northwestern Mutual project and the process to begin a career in the skilled trades, and eventually, secure a job working on the project. …Read on.

Bradley Tech Advisory board kicks off new school year

The Bradley Tech High School Construction and Architecture Advisory Board opened the new school year with exciting new initiatives at its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. There are a few changes happening this year with the addition of new principal Tamara Hines. Ms. Hines came to Tech from Gaenslen K-8 School, where she was also Principal. The school  instituted some new safety and disciplinary procedures that will hopefully allow the school to function more efficiently, and for students to focus more on their academics without distractions.

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$1,000 Apprentice Scholarship for Tech college students

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has committed $170,000 for Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarships offered across the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). These $1000 scholarships are provided to help construction trade apprentices cover program costs, including tuition, specialized equipment, tools, and clothes.

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