San Joaquin County WorkNet

Student Training and Employment Program (STEP)

(209) 239-3315 (Student Training and Employment Program (STEP))

STEP serves in-school students aged 16 - 21 with IEPs or 504 Plans (proof of a disability) by providing work readiness training and paid work experience at minimum wage (also covering workers compensation insurance). Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, must show proof of enrollment in the current school term or semester, must have written proof of a mild to moderate disability and be able to provide copies of SSC and valid photo ID for payroll.


STEP provides work readiness services to youth in a One-Stop Center. Youth services include job search workshops, assistance with resume preparation, access to labor market information and the necessary tools to obtain employment.

Youth may qualify for additional services through WorkNet or one of several contracted youth service providers. To be eligible, youth must be between the ages of 16 and 24 years, economically disadvantaged and have barriers to employment. Services for eligible youth may include: case management, assistance with completion of high school or GED, career guidance, labor market and career exploration, training, job placement, work experience, supportive services and follow-up services.

Please visit, click on "Job Seeker Services" and select the STEP application on the top left of the home page under the banner.

The Student Training and Employment Program or Students (STEP), provides paid work experience, career exploration and work readiness training for students with a mild to moderate disability and is sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation under its Student Services. Please call Fay Olympia at (209) 468-3588 or email her at folympia@sjcworknet for details and application information for STEP.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Filed Under


Main Location
2271 West Louise Avenue
Manteca, CA  95337
[Map & Directions]