While our world has undoubtedly changed, our commitment to the community has remained the same. We are proud to continue to provide uninterrupted program offerings at our UP Center locations. Please note that face coverings are required at all times. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

Theme of The Day

11/28 – Thursday
How do you want to be remembered?

Tomorrow's Theme of The Day

11/29 – Friday
Tell us about a time when you had to stand up for yourself and others?

What is STEP?

The Success Training Employment Program (STEP) is a workforce development program dedicated to enhancing job-readiness skills. The first 120 hours are made up of in-class discussion-based learning in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment Training, Workplace Skills and Job Acquisition. Following graduation students work with our Workforce Development Manager and Success Coach to help them get hired and stay employed. For more detailed information, please read our STEP FAQ.

Who is Welcome?

Any and every adult 18+ is welcome to participate. The content is designed for those interested in developing a career, who have experienced difficulties finding or keeping a job, or interested in improving their current employment position. We also work with individuals who may have difficulty obtaining employment because of a lack of a GED, have a criminal record, are unstably housed, or lack transportation.

Program Benefits

By participating in STEP, students develop a close community to encourage personal growth. On a case by case basis, STEP students receive assistance through our Member Share Grocery Program vouchers, bus passes, gas cards or tuition assistance. Participants also have access to social networks created with potential employers in the Central Florida community.


STEP classes take place virtually daily Monday through Thursday, from 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For all STEP cycle start dates, please click here. To register, complete the form below, contact our Life Enrichment Center at 407-650-0774 ext. 1721 or email our Participant Engagement Coordinator, Stevia Hunes at Stevia@UpCenters.org for more information.  

STEP Interest Application

STEP Program
STEP Programs
UAP STEP Program

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