WRTP | BIG STEP is paving the way to make sure everyone has a pathway to a family-supporting career. We are curious and courageous people who boldly work toward building impactful connections between people and industry in innovative and equitable ways that reinforce the systems and tools that build America’s middle class.
WE BELIEVE WE CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE WHEN:
We value each person in their job readiness journey.
Industry employers and labor organizations are full partners in creating pathways and opportunities that are safe, skill-focused, and culturally competent.
We are agile, solution-oriented, and responsive to real-time needs.
We challenge broken systems with a proactive “how might we?” mindset.
WHO WE SERVE
Clients range from 15-75 years old.
15% of WRTP participants are women, compared to the construction industry where women are 1.25% of the workforce (and 29% of the industrial sector workforce).
55% of our participants identify as people of color.
100+ are youth who receive workforce development sponsored training.
500+ are young adults who participate in industry introduction/career exploration activities.
28% of our construction placements are African American in an industry that can claim only 6% representation.
WHERE THEY GO (SAMPLE OF OCCUPATIONAL PLACEMENTS):
INDUSTRY & ORGANIZATION NEWS
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