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 the completion of Phase I, students work with our Workforce Development Manager and Success Coach to help them get hired and stay employed. Once employed the participant will work with a Success Coach to enhance job retention and career development for up to three years or until they reach self-sufficiency.

Our next session starts February 20, 2023 at 9AM on the Orlando UP Campus.

Can’t make it in person? We are also offering an option to join us virtually! For more information on how to apply, please fill out the interest application below.

Who is Welcome?

Any and every adult 18+ is welcome to participate. The content is designed for those interested in making a career change, 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, a close community develops to encourage personal growth. Participants have a team of professionals who are working in the community to assist participants find and retain employment; providing personalized support to both employer partners and participants. Opportunities to earn job retention bonuses and other supports that assist participants, and access to social networks created with potential employers in the Central Florida community.


STEP classes take place daily Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For all STEP cycle start dates, please click here. To apply to be part of the program, complete the form below, contact our Life Enrichment Center at 407-650-0774 ext. 435 or email our Programs Director, Pamela Rivera at PRivera@unitedagainstpoverty.org for more information.  

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