Siskiyou Training and Employment Program

Frequently Asked Questions

To inform the viewer about our services and what is possible through Siskiyou County's One-Stop System, please review the following questions and their answers.  When you finish reading this page, you will have a good idea of how we may best serve you.

 

 

How do I file for unemployment insurance benefits?

Call 1-800-300-5616, or file on-line by clicking the link on the CalJOBS homepage (www.caljobs.ca.gov), or visit your nearest office, and staff will provide you with a form that can be filled out; they can also fax the form for you.

 

Is STEP a "temp" agency?

No. We assist in job search through North State Jobs, EDD using CalJOBS, and employer job listings.

 

What services do you offer?

We offer:
- Assistance with job search
- Internet access
- Résumé writing
- Photocopying service
- Fax and phone service
- Typing certification
- GED preparation
- Friendly staff to assist you

 

How long will my visit to the office take?

  Usually, it will take one hour for work registration and résumé development.

 

I want to change my career. Can you help me?

We offer a variety of software programs and on-line career assessment web sites which you may explore. EDD provides labor market information about careers that customers may want to explore.

 

Do you provide training?

Yes. Training services are designed to equip our customers to enter the workforce and retain employment. The services are based on the customer's ability to meet eligibility program requirements and demonstrate a need for training. Your goal must be successful employment in a demand occupation.

 

Can you assist with relocation?

Yes. Relocation services are designed to help our customers remain in the workforce. This service is based on the customer's ability to meet eligibility program requirements. You must demonstrate the need for relocation.

 

Do you offer GED preparation?

Yes. GED preparation services are made available to customers based on the customer's ability to meet eligibility requirements. You must demonstrate the need for these services.

 

How long does it take to go through the GED preparation course work?

The length of time to prepare will depend on the basic skills level of the customer and the amount of time the customer can commit each week to the lessons.

 

Are there any other educational options besides GED?

There is enrollment in a charter school (to get a diploma), or you may test for the California Proficiency Exam (similar to the GED).

 

What are the office hours?

The STEP office is open, Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please call our office or check our calendar for exceptions and possible closure due to holidays, trainings, and/or inclement weather.

About Us

  • History of STEP
  • Board of Directors
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Siskiyou Training & Employment Program, Inc. (STEP) is the contracted service provider of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded programs and services in Siskiyou County. Customers can access WIOA employment services through the One-Stop Center. Customers needing computerized literacy training or GED preparation can obtain these services through our Learning Lab.

The history of STEP dates back to July of 1971 with the passage of the Public Employment Program (PEP) by Congress. The program was operated in Siskiyou County as of July 1973 by the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, utilizing federal monies to pay public agencies to employ the unemployed in temporary work situations.

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STEP's board members consists of 4 individuals.

STEP Board of Directors

From left to right: Tom Cochran, Mary Jo Coffman, Richard Negro, and Jim Taylor.

To inform the viewer about our services and what is possible through Siskiyou County's One-Stop System, please review the following questions and their answers.  When you finish reading this page, you will have a good idea of how we may best serve you.

 

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Mission Statement

The Mission of STEP is to enhance the workforce of our community by:

  • Offering access to employment and training information and services
  • Promoting linkages to job seekers and employers
  • Providing career guidance, workplace readiness skills and job training opportunities

Vision Statement

We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Looking for Work?

Visit our Job Seekers page to find local job listings posted weekly. You can also find out about the many services and benefits that we provide for job seekers.

Visit CalJobs to search jobs, create a resume, find education and training, or research labor market information.

Employers: Please visit our Business Services page to find out how we can help you, or visit CalJobs to discover additional services.