We Need Your Help! Hurricane Irma Emergency Food Relief: Donate Now
As a result of power outages due to Hurricane Irma, millions of Florida families were forced to throw away food. Thankfully, several of our generous Product Partners have pledged 25 truckloads of fresh produce and proteins ready to be delivered to our UP Centers. Unfortunately, the fuel and freight costs to cover these additional shipments will cost our organization $60,575. Please consider making a donation to sponsor a pallet or truckload to help ensure this donated product can make it into the hands of those who need it most during this difficult time.
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 May 30 at 9 AM. Call 772-564-9365 to learn more.
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.
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; January 9, 2017, March 20, 2017, June 5, 2017, September 25, 2017, and October 23, 2017. Contact our Life Enrichment Center at (772) 564-9365 for more information.
In addition to the 8-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 February 20, 2017, May 8, 2017, August 17, 2017, and September 25, 2017. Additionally, regular workshops on resume writing are offered monthly, and STEP graduates can attend Career Advancement Dinner Workshops every three months.