About Us

STEP is a 501(c)3 organization that provides frontline hospitality workers with access to free skills training, helping them move into and up culinary job ladders, while supporting employer partners in their goal of providing excellent service to their customers and clients.

What We Do

STEP provides free culinary and language classes for both members of UNITE HERE 23 and community members who want to build sustainable lives for themselves and their families.

Job Seekers

Skills training classes, with English language and job placement assistance, for community members who are looking for good jobs.

ServSafe, Allertrain, and Culinary Upskilling : Union Members

STEP’s classes help union members hone their skills and prepare them to move up the culinary job ladder.

Workplace Skills

STEP offers a variety of classes for union members to improve their workplace skills, from English to computers to customer service.  

Scholarships

STEP provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of union members.

Tuition Reimbursements

STEP is proud to provide tuition reimbursements for qualifying union members. 

For Employers

STEP supports union employers in their goal of excellent service. Participating employers can request training tailored to their specific needs,

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Contact Us

(301) 876-4419

Information@steptraining.org

8210 Colonial Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Walking From Silver Spring Metro:

Exit main doors across from bus terminal. Follow the path that goes uphill between bus terminal and metro, toward Ripley St. Stay on Ripley for one block headed toward Georgia Ave. Take the first right on Dixon/Colonial Lane. When you reach the parking lot, turn right. Walk along the building to the very end where there is a large patio under an awning. The two sets of double glass doors lead into STEP.

Driving:

Go to the intersection of Silver Spring Ave and Georgia Ave. Turn onto Silver Spring Ave at the 7 Eleven. The street looks like a small alley. You will come to a parking lot. Go to the very end of the parking lot where there is free parking. Look for a large patio under an awning. The two sets of double glass doors lead into STEP

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