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

Have you thought of a career in Heating and Cooling (HVAC)? Here is an exciting opportunity coming soon!

Attend an orientation session to learn about this opportunity. Want to learn more:  HVAC Tech Flyer rev


Get a Career in Construction While Earning Your High School Equivalency Diploma!

WRTP/BIG STEP has partnered with Literacy Services of Wisconsin to provide a great opportunity for those interested in a career in construction but who lack a high school diploma. Come learn about this new, innovative program . The orientation date has been changed to be more convenient for you- September 6th! Come learn about this great program that will help fulfill to huge goals: getting a diploma, and gaining skills to move you into a family sustaining career- construction.

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

Click here for Flyer!

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.