Our Mission

WRTP/BIG STEP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to connecting people to family-sustaining jobs.

Our mission is to enhance the ability of public and private sector organizations to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse, qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and emerging sectors of the regional economy.

By being industry led, worker centered, and community focused, WRTP/BIG STEP helps under-employed, under-served, and under-represented individuals succeed in well-paying careers while exceeding industry’s workforce needs.

The Latest

Clean Power Recruitment on February 23rd

Positions start at $14.00/hour with a 90-day increase, and interviews will be held on-site the day of the event. Click here for flyer with event details!

Road Building Training Course Kicks Off

We had a great kickoff this week for another 6-week Road Building training course. The training class visited the construction site of the parking garage for the new Bucks arena, gained an overview of the current demolition and construction process currently underway, and learned about career opportunities connected to the skilled trades that are integral to this construction project. Thank you to our partners for making this possible.

Request for Bids Now Available for Strategic Planning Services

WRTP/BIG STEP is currently requesting bids from consultants/firms to help with the development of a comprehensive Strategic Plan. The proposal deadline is February 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST. Please submit proposals via email to Matt Waltz at mwaltz@wrtp.org.

For complete information and instructions, please see our Request for Bids.

BIG STEP History Booklet Now Available

Click here to read and download the digital version of our BIG STEP history booklet, “BIG STEP: The First 40 Years,” which traces the development of the BIG STEP program over the course of the past four decades.