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What is STEP?
The Success Training Employment Program (STEP) is a program dedicated to enhancing job-readiness skills. The first six weeks is 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 a job coach and success coach to help them get hired and stay employed.
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.
By participating in STEP, students develop a close community to encourage personal growth. 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 on the UP Orlando campus daily Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Enrollment for new sessions takes place in January, March, May, July, and September. The next orientation dates for new students are July 11-13 beginning each day at 10:00 a.m. The next STEP Cycle begins July 16. To register contact our Life Enrichment Center at 407-650-0774 ext 1721 or email our Education Coordinator, Tiffany Rozier at Tiffany@UpCenters.org for more information.
“The positivity among the STEP instructors and students was so contagious that I knew right away I was going to stick with it. I really enjoyed being involved in the program, and learned something new every day. Thanks to UP Orlando I have earned my Forklift and Pallet Jack Safety Certification and look forward to putting my skills and passion to work!”