What is STEP?

Success Training for Employment Program (STEP) is dedicated to enhancing job-readiness skills. The first six weeks are made up of in-class discussion-based learning in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Skills, and Job Acquisition. The goal of the program is job placement and long-term job retention. Following graduation from the first phase, participants either become employed or have the opportunity to be placed in internships to develop additional job skills. 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. If a prospective participant is eligible, they may be able to enter our Rapid Employment Program which provides direct job placement through our Job Developer and ongoing work with a Success Coach. Our next session starts August 6 at 9 AM. Call 772-564-9365 to learn more.

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.

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 Indian River County.


STEP classes take place on the UP Indian River County campus daily Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until Noon. UP has rolling enrollment for new sessions that begin; August 6, 2018 and October 15, 2018. Contact our Life Enrichment Center at (772) 564-9365 for more information.

Workshops and Bootcamps

In addition to the 6-week classes, STEP offers week-long boot camps for specialized populations including overcoming barriers of criminal backgrounds, young people entering the work force and barriers facing young parents. These boot camps are offered quarterly starting July 30, 2018 and October 8, 2018. Additionally, regular workshops on resume writing are offered monthly, and STEP graduates can attend Career Advancement Dinner Workshops every three months.
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