• What is STEP UP all about?

    The STEP Up program prepares students/participants for paid apprenticeships in the trades.  Paid apprenticeships in the trades prepare participants for a career with stable employment in well paid careers.

    Who is eligible?

    It is free to enroll for STEP UP.  Participants must be:

    • 18 years or older
    • SNAP eligible
    • Not receiving TANF
    • Not enrolled in high school

    What’s in it for students?

    • One on one coaching to develop an educational plan that prepares students to apply for apprenticeship programs
    • Educational plans may include English as a Second Language classes, GED/Adult Basic Education classes, certified pre-Apprenticeship programs and other prerequisites to paid apprenticeships.
    • Trades career exploration, resume development, interview skills, and job search assistance
    • Support in obtaining a debt-free education
    • Financial assistance with tuition and fees, childcare for pre-apprenticeship programs, books, materials, and transportation