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

Streetcar Mass Electric and Local 2150 –
Construction Recruitment and Information Session

WRTP/BIG STEP has partnered with Employ Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee Streetcar, Mass. Electric Construction Company, Local IBEW 2150, and Milwaukee Building-Construction Trades Council to provide a construction recruitment and information session.

Attend this session to hear about the Streetcar project, upcoming construction projects, training opportunities, and career pathways into the building trades from our industry partners.
Interviews of qualified candidates will occur for training opportunities after information session. City of Milwaukee/RPP candidates preferred.

If you want the flyer, click here for more information and spread the word:

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WRTP/BIG STEP Grad Enters Apprenticeship, Plans His Own Company

While working through the BIG STEP Apprenticeship Readiness Tutoring program, Brian learned about the Church Construction Coalition’s initiative to recruit Milwaukee residents for major construction projects, such as the Bucks arena.

“I was already in BIG STEP, so it was like a big plus for me,” he said.

To read his full story, click here.

CNC Machinists and Welders Wanted!

WRTP/BIG STEP is recruiting CNC Machinists and Welders with at least six months of on-the-job experience to fill positions at several area employers in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Mequon, and West Bend.

See flyer for details!

WRTP/BIG STEP Has a New Madison Address

Effective July 1, 2017, WRTP/BIG STEP’s office in Madison is located at the Labor Temple at 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715.