SNAP Training and Education Program – STEP

Closing opportunity and skills gaps in the South Coast region!

Did You Know?

99% of jobs created in the last recession went to those who had some college education

80% of family-wage jobs will require college credentials


Many employers across the U.S. report having difficulty finding qualified, skilled candidates for open positions.

Southwestern Oregon Community College wants to be part of the solution!

The SNAP Training and Education Program (STEP) was created and designed to increase economic mobility and expand resources available to low-income students.  As part of the Oregon Pathways to Opportunity initiative, along with 16 Oregon community colleges, SWOCC’s STEP is proud to serve the Southcoast community and help individuals plan for, attend, and complete college, and plan for and obtain employment.  All services are FREE to SNAP recipients! 

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s STEP team is dedicated to helping Coos and Curry County residents reach their education and career goals, and can provide support in many ways:

  • GED, Practice and Testing Fees
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Individualized College and Career Planning
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation
  • Tuition Assistance, Textbooks
  • Individualized Job Search, Resume, Applications
  • Interview and Work Clothing, Tools, Equipment
  • And much more!

SWOCC’s STEP is not alone in these efforts and values its partnerships throughout the Southcoast region, all are vital in helping community members overcome barriers to education, employment, and economic mobility in the area.  The list is long and we thank all who collaborate and assist us daily!

Find out what career and education pathways match your interests! – CLICK HERE

Continue to support economic growth and opportunity in the Southcoast region! – Learn More Here

Find out more about unemployment benefits, career, and business info, create a job seeker profile at WorkSource Oregon.

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