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STEP-UP Omaha expands to offer year round job training for teens

Posted: 6:02 PM, Feb 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-21 00:02:53Z

For more than a decade, the Step-Up Omaha program has been providing job opportunities and career training to young people in Omaha. 

This year, organizers are expanding the program to make it a year round effort. 

Thanks to a million dollars in funding from the city of Omaha along with private donations, Step-Up will provide career guidance to 700 young people this summer and beyond. 

Students earn a stipend for completing the program and get hands on career training on skills like resume writing.

Step-Up is currently accepting applications from now through March 11th.

"I am happy to say the young people are listening," said Jami Kemp, director of Step-Up. "I need you to hear this we have over 800 applications submitted in 6 days."

Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and live in the city. The application period ends at midnight March 11th.