Professional Advancement & Life Skills

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Intermediate Level

Dates Sep 16 to Nov 6
  • Mondays &
  • Wednesdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location Virtual
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Address(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policyBy submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Leadership and Professional Development Level 3

Managing Up; Manage Others; Simple Business Plans; Marketing; Tools for Planning and Strategy

Dates Oct 22 to Nov 14
  • Tuesdays &
  • Thursdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location Virtual
For

Build on your Skills From Leadership Levels 1 and/or 2

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

  • Must have completed either Leadership 1 or Leadership 2, or have instructor permission

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Address(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policyBy submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

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Professional Advancement & Life Skills

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Intermediate Level

Dates Jun 26 to Aug 7
  • Mondays &
  • Wednesdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location Virtual
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Address(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policyBy submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Leadership and Professional Development 2

Learn how to: Organize your Time; Solve Conflicts at Work; Manage a Team

Dates Sep 17 to Oct 10
  • Tuesdays &
  • Thursdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location Virtual
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

  • Strong English language skills

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Address(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policyBy submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

This class is no longer available to attend.
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Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Leadership and Professional Development 1

Leadership Styles, Handle Conflicts, Persuade Others

Dates May 28 to Jun 27
  • Tuesdays &
  • Thursdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location Virtual
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

  • Strong English language skills

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Address(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policyBy submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

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Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Basic Computer: Drop In Assistance

Come to use a computer, get some help with email, word programs, searching the web, and learn some basics.

Dates Oct 5 to Nov 16
  • Thursdays
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

This class is no longer available to attend.
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Catering Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Making a Simple Business Plan

Registration Limited

Date Sep 23 1:00pm - 3:00pm
For

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/

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Professional Advancement & Life Skills

Stop Losing Money!

Dates Jul 24 to Jul 28 6:00pm - 7:00pm
For
  • Student stipend available: $200
  • All classes required

Eligibility & Requirements For This Class

  • Work authorized for the US
  • Pass a background check
  • vax
  • Able to commute to DC for work.

Apply

Apply for this class by filling out the form below.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
I am a Local 23 Member(Required)
By submitting the application you agree to receive recurring messages from STEP about your classes. You may reply STOP to opt out. Reply HELP for help. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a text message or email from STEP asking you to confirm your attendance. Please read our “no call no show policy".

Frequently Asked Questions

  • STEP’s job training classes are focused on the skills and knowledge needed for work in the food service industry: we cover customer service, kitchen skills, food safety.  Our other classes include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Introduction to Digital Literacy. Some of these classes may be restricted to eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members (and sometimes their family members) who work for a participating employer. We do not offer classes in other sectors.

  • All of our classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

  • External, industry recognized certification classes and exams are part of our Job Training programs. Eligible UNITE HERE Local 23 members may also register for any of our scheduled Food Safety or Alcohol service classes.

  • Some of our job seeker classes may include a student stipend. There is no need for tuition assistance since the classes are free. If you are a UNITE HERE Local 23 DC member looking for tuition reimbursement assistance for a class you have taken elsewhere (such as a community college, university, or vocational program) or want to support a scholarship application for a child or grandchild, please click here.

  • This is up to you and your employer to discuss.

  • Many classes are restricted to eligible members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and sometimes their family members. Others are created specifically for under/un-employed community (or union) members whose goal includes obtaining a position with one of STEP’s partner employers.

  • Please check the class in question. This answer varies by class.

  • The attendance policy depends on the class. Our Job Training classes have strict attendance requirements that will be explained to you when you apply. They may vary based on the class length.

  • Yes. While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to restrict your future registration to waitlisting/standby if you fail to inform us at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend class. We often have classes with waitlists, and failure to give advance notice means that we are unable to offer the open seat to another member. We strongly urge you to first check in with your manager to make sure that you are able to call off work if necessary for attendance.  Please review our no call no show policy.

  • Classes for UNITE HERE Local 23 members are open to any Local 23 member working at a unit where there is an agreement with STEP. Most Local 23 units are in the STEP Fund but some are not. If you are not sure, please text us at 301-876-4419 and we can let you know.

  • For information about our partner UNITE HERE Local 23, please see https://www.unitehere23.org/   https://www.facebook.com/UniteHereLocal23/