S.T.E.P UP! Youth Program is a great way to help youth meet goals, gain employment and learn various necessary life skills.

S.T.E.P UP! Youth Program | WOCAP | West Ohio Community Action PartnershipS.T.E.P UP! provides employment and training services to eligible, young adults age 16-24 in Auglaize, Hardin and Van Wert Counties.

Youth are provided services to support goals outlined in a CUSTOMIZED plan, based on a comprehensive assessment of employment and training needs. The program also provides necessary guidance to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, job placement, and other supportive services such as transportation, guidance and counseling, and financial literacy and independent living skills training.

In S.T.E.P UP! you can:

  • Explore YOUR Interests
  • Discover what you like to do
  • Match your skills and interests to career pathways
  • Explore in-demand industries like Healthcare, Manufacturing and Production, Logistics,
  • Information Technology, and MORE
  • Research your training and on-the-job experience options
  • Connect with in-field professionals and get your questions answered
  • Get Experience
  • Earn money while receiving hands-on experience
  • Develop job skills
  • Build a work history and connect with future employers
  • Learn valuable information to help you make career choices
  • Gain access to Leadership Development opportunities
  • Train for a Career
  • Obtain your high school diploma or GED
  • Learn about vocational training and college options
  • Receive financial assistance for career training
  • Learn occupational skills through on-the-job training and apprenticeships
  • Connect with mentor and other supportive resources to help you achieve your goals

For more information, contact us at your local county office:

Auglaize County
13093 Infirmary Rd.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone: 419-227-2586
Hardin County
175 W. Franklin St.
Kenton, OH 43326
Phone: 419-604-1816
Van Wert County
114 E. Main St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: 419-303-2721

West Ohio CAP is proud partner of the Ohio Means Jobs Centers of Auglaize, Hardin, and Van Wert Counties.