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STEP-UP Summer Jobs program applications due Feb. 10

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I know it’s tough to think about summer right before Winter Break, but the STEP-UP Summer Jobs program application is now open!

Last summer, 103 Washburn students worked in meaningful, paid, professional summer jobs through STEP-UP.  
The STEP-UP application season is upon us once again!  The online application to the 2017 program is available now ( and the application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017 at midnight.  
STEP-UP places Minneapolis students ages 14-21 with barriers to employment (low-income, IEP, HHM, pregnant/parenting, among other things. I can help students figure out if they fit any of these requirements) in paid summer jobs at top Minneapolis businesses and local non-profits. These are professional jobs students cannot get on their own. 
Washburn students have worked at, just to name a few:
Fairview Medical Center
Boston Scientific 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Mayor R.T. Rybak’s Office
University of Minnesota 
Xcel Energy 
Best Buy Corp. 
Target Corp.
All STEP-UP interns complete a 2-day rigorous work readiness training curriculum at MCTC, and upon successful completion of training are eligible to be placed in summer jobs.  
STEP-UP interns:
  • Gain valuable job experience
  • Build professional skills
  • Expand their network of support
  • Explore career interests 
  • Earn a paycheck
Here is the link to the 2017 STEP-UP Information Packet- a guide to help you best inform students about the program.  
If you know any students interested in a job please send them to the CCC 
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, in advance, for supporting our students. 
Eman Abdullahi 
Career and College Center Coordinator
Washburn High School 
Washburn P: 612-668-3546