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

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.

Milwaukee Streetcar Recruitment and Information Session on January 26th

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.

Click here to see our event flyer for details!

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.

New Updated RPP Guidelines

Based on changes in Milwaukee, our RPP guidelines have changed. Please click here to view the new updated guidelines. See Flyer for details!