Our Mission

WRTP/BIG STEP is 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to enhancing the ability of public and private sector organizations to recruit and develop 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 succeeds in connecting underrepresented individuals to career pathway and family-sustaining jobs while exceeding industry’s workforce needs.

The Latest

Recruiting Candidates for Training Class

Learn about training and employment opportunities with Benson, Duwe Metals, and Glaziers IUPAT DC 7 at our June 29th information session. Must register to attend. See flyer for more information and call (414) 342-9787 to reserve your space.


No Driver’s License, No Job

For the jobs that can actually lift people out of poverty – jobs in construction, manufacturing, and utilities, for example – having a driver’s license is critical. Learn more in this article from the Atlantic, and visit WRTP/BIG STEP to learn how we are meeting industry needs by helping people recover their driver’s license and get to the jobsite.

Thank you, Impact100!

Thank you so much, Impact100, for funding our partnership with Literacy Services of Wisconsin to develop a new high school equivalency program that will position successful students for high demand manufacturing and construction jobs, address the shortage of skilled labor in these areas, and help break the cycle of poverty.