The Service Workers Training and Education Partnership (“STEP”) Fund is an ERISA employee benefits plan and 501(c)(3) organization whose goal is to provide training and education benefits to UNITE HERE Local 23 and other union members, their families, and prospective employees of the food service industry. The STEP Fund seeks to invest in the skills and progress of these eligible workers and their families so that the food service and hospitality industry can thrive.
What We Do
The STEP Fund provides free culinary and language classes for members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and community members who want to build sustainable lives for themselves and their families. The STEP Fund also provides scholarships and tuition assistance for Local 23 members and members of other participating locals or unions, as well as their eligible dependents.
STEP offers skills training classes, English language courses, and job placement assistance for prospective employees who are seeking employment in the food service and hospitality industry.
STEP offers classes in ServSafe, Allertrain, Culinary Upskilling, and much more to help union members hone their skills and prepare them to move up the culinary job ladder.
STEP offers annual competitive scholarships for biological, adopted, foster, step children, and grandchildren of eligible union members
STEP is proud to provide tuition reimbursements for qualifying union members.