See below for how to maneuver past the construction on the Wisconsin Ave. and to our office.

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

Youth Construction Academy: August 6-10

Also watch our participants practice their cement spreading: IMG_0178

Recruitment for ATI Positions August 22!

Download the flyer here.

Come Learn About Opportunities with the Milwaukee Streetcar!

Download the full flyer here.

Recruiting for our next MC3-HSED Class!

Findorff Job Fair in Madison, WI – August 8!

Download the English flyer here or the Spanish flyer here.

WRTP/BIG STEP Receives Congressional Guests

“On Friday, June 29, 2018, Congresswoman Gwen Moore was joined by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (DMD) and Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) on their “Pathways Out of Poverty Listening Tour,” a tour of agencies and community leaders in Milwaukee…”

Read the full article here.

New IMT Apprentices Sign up at ATACO

The Industrial Manufacturing Technician hybrid registered apprenticeship provides production workers with the knowledge and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment.

For more information on the IMT program, call us at (414) 342-9787 and ask for a manufacturing representative.

Racine’s First Class of Road Builders

“As economic development projects surge, the need for new roads is also expanding, and workers are needed to build those roads.

Recognizing the shortage of workers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in a collaborative partnership with the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Gateway Technical College’s engineering unit, just completed the first of a series of intensive, three-week road-building certificate programs.”

View the full article here.

Construction on Wisconsin Ave.

Due to the construction on Wisconsin Ave., which will block 38th Street, we are directing everyone to arrive at our building from the south (Michigan St.). A map below has additional directions (or download the map here for better viewing).

June 2018 Update from the City of Milwaukee:

Progress thus far:
– Both private and public utilities have been upgrading their facilities
– Completed the removal of pavement, and grading on the south side of the street
– Finishing the installation of concrete curb and gutter
– Pouring concrete pavement in the intersections

Next Steps:
– Continue mainline concrete pavement from east of 35th St.
– Install electrical conduits behind curb line
– Anticipate sidewalk and driveway approach removal work to begin in early July

Reaching New Heights: Our Seventh Annual Open House

A big thank you to everyone who has helped us build another great year in the history of WRTP/BIG STEP. Congratulations to this year’s awardees – your success is the reason we do this work. Also, a special thank you to all of our event sponsors for helping make this a great event.