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

Klement’s Recruitment Event on Friday!

On August 26th we are hosting a recruitment session for food production positions with Klement’s and UFCW Local 1473. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, and a high school diploma and driver’s license are preferred but not required.

Attendees must register in advance! See flyer for more information and call (414) 342-9787 to register.

Gas Inspector Training Course Returns This Fall

WRTP/BIG STEP is once again partnering with We Energies and USW Local 2006 to offer a special training program for Seasonal Gas Inspectors. We are holding a recruitment and information session on September 20th.

See flyer for details and call (414) 342-9787 to reserve your space at the session.

BIG STEP’s First 40 Years

Vince ToranOn June 9th, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the BIG STEP program. The event gave us the chance to highlight the incredible impact that BIG STEP has had in connecting individuals to family-sustaining careers in the skilled trades. It also allowed us to honor everyone who created the vision for our organization and laid the foundation in making it a tremendous success.

To read about those who made BIG STEP possible, click here.