WRTP | BIG STEP partners with Madison’s Realta Fusion 

WRTP | BIG STEP announced in a recent press release its partnership with Madison-based Realta Fusion to help address the current and future workforce needs for the fusion energy industry.

After completing a first-round venture capital raise that brought in $9 million, the company secured a $3 million U.S. Department of Energy award that included partnership funding with WRTP | BIG STEP.

The collaboration aims to build a diverse talent pipeline, focusing on developing pre-apprenticeships and training programs that welcome individuals from all backgrounds into the clean economy.

Realta Fusion intends to bring its first fusion energy system online within the next 10 years. The machinery it will develop requires a skilled workforce, including maintenance technicians, millwrights, electricians, and other specialized roles to build and maintain the equipment.

By combining their respective strengths, the organizations will develop comprehensive training programs and pre-apprenticeships that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in these in-demand roles.