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STEP

Paid Work Experience Internships

Step into work this Summer and Fall of 2024.

STEP (Student Training and Employment Program) is a program that matches motivated young people ages 16-21 with paid work experience and job readiness training. Get paid to get ready for work and be matched with an internship! 

You are eligible if you are:

  • Between the ages of 16-21 
  • Enrolled in school or show intent to enroll
  • Have a disability and are receiving special education or 504 services through school
  • Have time and transportation to work a part-time position
  • Live in El Dorado or Placer county

Steps provides:

  • 21st Century Skills Job Readiness Training & “Job Club”
  • $300 stipend that can be used for work supplies and uniforms
  • Up to 120 hours paid internship starting at $16/hour
  • Support from job coaches
  • Pre-enrollment in DOR services

Seeking Employers

Host a STEP team for a short-term project & help motivated young people gain real world work experience. You provide the work experience, while STEP provides payroll, wages, and workers comp liability. STEP also provides on-site job coaching & employer support.

Contact Us

STEP is a collaboration between the Department of Rehabilitation, Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, Meristem, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

Contact Marissa Way, Work Skills Specialist, at mw@meristem.pro or Eric Steward, Director of Work Skills eric@meristem.pro to learn more and get started.

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