What is STEP?
STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Partnership) is a program offered throughout Oregon for individuals receiving SNAP benefits and who are interested in pursuing employment and/or training opportunities.
Who is eligible for STEP?
- Must be currently receiving SNAP benefits
- Must not be on TANF
- Must be interested in pursuing training and/or education opportunities
What is STEP at Lane (LCC)?
STEP at Lane is offered to students/potential students at LCC enrolled in STEP at Lane eligible programs and who are interested in career coaching and support.
STEP at Lane active participants benefit from the following services:
- CTE programs of One year or less
- Career and academic success coaching
- Co-enrollment in agency partner services and shared case management
- Priority enrollment in PASS Lane
- Assistance finding and navigating financial resources, support services, and tuition and fees assistance
Is STEP at Lane right for me?
- Are you a current SNAP only (not TANF) recipient?
- Are you interested in the any of the following educational/training opportunities:
- Career Pathways Certificates
- Short term vocational training or continuing education
- ABSE, ESL, GED
- Assistance while completing the final few terms of a two year degree
- Are you interested in career coaching to help you meet your educational and employment goals?
If you answered YES to the questions above, then STEP may be right for you!
How do I enroll in STEP at Lane?
- Fill out the Career Pathways/STEP Interest Form.
- A STEP Career Coach will contact you.
- Complete the Career Pathways Intake Form.
- Update or create new iMatch account, if needed.
- Participants who are determined eligible for STEP at Lane will schedule a time to meet with their assigned Coach to develop a college & career plan and complete STEP enrollment.
Other STEP programs in Lane County
STEP services are offered at many agencies across Lane County and Oregon to help guide and support eligible participants with training and employment goals. Program services and benefits differ from agency to agency. If STEP at Lane is not right for you but you still meet initial STEP eligibility you may wish to enroll in one of several other local agencies to help you reach you training and employment goals? Please see the STEP flier in English or see the STEP flier in Spanish on other local Lane County STEP agencies.
SNAP for College Students
More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP is a resource that can help. Students 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria. Students who meet income guidelines may qualify for SNAP if they meet the new criteria.