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

Northwestern Mutual Construction Recruitment

Come to WRTP/BIG STEP on August 2nd to learn about opportunities for training and employment from our industry partners.

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Community Job Fair on August 5th

UFCW Local 1473 is holding a job fair on Friday, August 5th from 10am – 12pm. Participants will meet with top companies in the Milwaukee area represented by UFCW Local 1473. Hundreds of jobs are available, some paying as much as $25.55 per hour! This event is free and open to the public.

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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.