The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/BIG STEP is a non-profit public interest organization devoted to family-sustaining jobs in the greater Milwaukee area.

The mission of WRTP/BIG STEP is to enhance the ability of private sector organizations to recruit and develop a more diverse qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and related sectors of the regional economy. Our programs have placed more than 4,000 low-income, unemployed, and underemployed job seekers into family-sustaining jobs, and promoted equal employment opportunities in the community over the last decade.

Currently, the WRTP/BIG STEP Center of Excellence is the centralized clearinghouse for skilled trades and industry in Southeastern Wisconsin. This unique employer-driven, worker centered modelĀ  for workforce development has received much attention both nationally and internationally.