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

Recruitment and Information Session for the Union Building Trades

On July 27th, WRTP/BIG STEP will host a recruitment and orientation session for an upcoming construction training class which will introduce attendees to the union building trades and opportunities to work on the streetcar. Attendees will learn about the Streetcar project and the selection process for the training which will connect candidates to the union building trades and opportunities to work on the streetcar project and other construction projects in Milwaukee and the surrounding area.

Please see flyer for more details!

Upcoming Recruitments with Metalcraft of Mayville!

WRTP/BIG STEP has organized two recruitment sessions with Metalcraft of Mayville. The first session will take place on July 27th in West Bend, and the second will take place on August 1st in Mayville. Please see the flyers below for details:

July 27th Mayville Recruitment Flyer

August 1st West Bend Recruitment 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.