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Service Workers Training and Education Partnership (STEP)

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 an excellent service to their customers and clients.

Free Culinary Training and Placement Assistance for Union Jobs

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Classes

Open Now for Registration!

STEP’s mission is to provide a pathway up the job ladder and support union members’ efforts to attain a sustainable life for themselves and their families.

For participating members we offer:

  • Culinary classes and workshops
  • Food allergy trainings
  • ServSafe classes
  • English classes
  • Reading tutoring
  • Computer classes

Get notified of upcoming classes.

Now open for registration:

  • Baking 1: STEP Certificate
  • Bake Holiday Gifts/Hornear Dulces Para Las Fiestas
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certificate
  • Allertrain Food Allergy Certificate
  • ServSafe Manager Training
  • ESL Classes

To register for a class:

Culinary Classes

Nothing from November 14, 2018 to April 14, 2019.

 

English and Other Classes

Nothing from November 14, 2018 to April 14, 2019.

Members can join English and ESL classes at any time by calling 240-490-4082.

Employers

STEP supports union employers in their goals to provide clients and customers with excellent service. Participating employers can request trainings tailored to their specific needs, including:

  • Customer Service
  • Team building
  • Culinary skills
  • ServSafe and Spanish language ServSafe
  • Allertrain
  • Vocational skills
  • Cash handling

Interested in scheduling a training? Contact us at info@steptraining.org

Scholarships

Scholarships & Scholarship Renewals

STEP provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of union members. To learn more about qualifications and requirements, please visit the FAQ’s below. To apply for a scholarship or renew, download the appropriate application form and submit to scholarships@unitehere.org. If you are renewing your scholarship, please download and submit the renewal application.

Frequently Asked Questions (for new and renewing scholarships)

New Applicant? Download your application!

Renewing? Download your application!

Tuition Reimbursements

STEP provides tuition reimbursements for union members. Please download, print, and complete the application. Completed applications should be submitted to scholarships@unitehere.org.

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Learn more and apply for tuition reimbursement!

Service Workers Training and Education Partnership (STEP)

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 an excellent service to their customers and clients.

Classes

STEP’s mission is to provide a pathway up the job ladder and support union members’ efforts to attain a sustainable life for themselves and their families.

For participating members we offer:

  • Culinary classes and workshops
  • Food allergy trainings
  • ServSafe classes
  • English classes
  • Reading tutoring
  • Computer classes

Free ServSafe training in August and September

Free Kitchen Skills Classes in the Fall

Now open for registration:

  • Culinary Workshops
  • ESL Classes

To register for a class:

Employers

STEP supports union employers in their goals to provide clients and customers with excellent service. Participating employers can request trainings tailored to their specific needs, including:

  • Customer Service
  • Team building
  • Culinary skills
  • ServSafe and Spanish language ServSafe
  • Allertrain
  • Vocational skills
  • Cash handling

Interested in scheduling a training? Contact us at info@steptraining.org

Scholarships

STEP provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of union members. To learn more about qualifications and requirements, please visit the FAQ’s below. To apply for a scholarship or renew, download the appropriate application form and submit to scholarships@unitehere.org. If you are renewing your scholarship, please download and submit the renewal application.

Frequently Asked Questions (for new and renewing scholarships)

New Applicant? Download your application!

Renewing? Download your application!

STEP also provides tuition reimbursements for union members. Please download, print, and complete the application. Completed applications should be submitted to scholarships@unitehere.org.

Learn more and apply for tuition reimbursement!

Contact us at info@steptraining.org  or (240) 490-4082.

Visit us at 8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Directions:

Walking from Silver Spring Station:

Exit main doors across from bus terminal. Follow 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 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.