WRTP/BIG STEP is a nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to connecting individuals with careers in the manufacturing, construction, and emerging sectors while helping employers and unions find skilled workers to meet their demands.

Learn more about specific services we provide employers, job seekers, and youth.

The Latest

Exceeding Our Commitment to the White House’s Upskill Initiative

In April 2015, President Obama called upon WRTP/BIG STEP and other national workforce leaders to realize the full potential of America’s workforce by empowering Americans with the education and training they need to develop new skills and earn higher wages. One year on, WRTP/BIG STEP is proud to be exceeding its commitment to upskilling the nation’s workforce.

By bringing together employers, unions, public sector and community-based organizations to develop solutions to our area’s skill shortages, WRTP/BIG STEP is integrating more web-based and distance learning platforms in our industrial manufacturing training programs. These industry partnerships link underrepresented groups to career pathways and family sustaining jobs.

Click here to learn more about the White House’s Upskill Initiative.

BIG STEP 40th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of BIG STEP’s 40th Anniversary, WRTP/BIG STEP is hosting an event in June to celebrate all of the achievements that the organization has helped make possible. We would like to reach out to all past participants of the BIG STEP program. For more information about the event, click here!