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PAVING THE WAY

WRTP | BIG STEP

The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) was created in the 1990s to renew Milwaukee’s traditional industrial base after the recovery of manufacturing, retirement of an aging workforce, and diversification of the regional economy created a growing skills shortage. Since combining with the Building Industry Group Skilled Trades Employment Program (BIG STEP) to form WRTP | BIG STEP, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to connecting people to family-sustaining jobs.

As an Apprenticeship Ambassador, WRTP | BIG STEP will work with the DOL to continue to increase awareness of Registered Apprenticeship, identify and improve practices and partnerships, provide better access and resources for underserved and underrepresented populations, and promote Registered Apprenticeship as a mainstream workforce strategy.

WRTP | BIG STEP

YOUTHBUILD

Program includes:

  • Paid training
  • High school diploma equivalency diploma
  • Earn your CDL
  • Road building construction training
  • Transition support into employment

Are you 18-24? Click here to apply or call (414) 270-1795 with any questions.

Employ Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity employer and service provider. If you need this information or printed material in an alternate format, or in a different language at no cost to you, please contact us at (414)-270-1700. Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired callers can contact us through Wisconsin Relay Service at 7-1-1.

WRTP | BIG STEP

CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

We leave no stone unturned in our quest for a more qualified and diverse workforce.

AREAS WHERE WRTP | BIG STEP HAS PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES

THE REASON WE’RE HERE

JOB SEEKERS

WRTP | BIG STEP is here to maintain and cultivate Wisconsin’s workforce through diversity, opportunity, and accessibility. If you’re looking for a job in the skilled trades—regardless of background or circumstance—you’ve come to the right place.

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU

EMPLOYERS

The partners with whom we partner with are integral to the vitality of Wisconsin’s workforce and the prosperity of its residents. If we’re the change-makers, our employment partners are the change-maintainers.

BUILDING IMPACTFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND INDUSTRY.
WE ARE THE CHANGE-MAKERS.

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INDUSTRY & ORGANIZATION NEWS

WRTP | BIG STEP wants to keep you in the know! Keep up-to-date on our social media, thought leadership, media mentions, success stories, training programs, and job opportunities.

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