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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 (www.stepupmpls.org) 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. 
 
Thanks!
 
Eman
 
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Eman Abdullahi 
Career and College Center Coordinator
Washburn High School 
Washburn P: 612-668-3546
 
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