STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Partnership) is a program in the Career Pathways department for individuals receiving SNAP benefits who are interested in pursuing employment and/or training opportunities.
STEP at Lane active participants may benefit from the following Career Pathways services:
- Enrollment in a high quality CTE, vocational training or basic skills program
- Career and academic success coaching
- Co-enrollment in agency partner services and shared case management
- Priority enrollment in PASS Lane
- Assistance finding and navigating financial resources, support services, and tuition and fees assistance
Want more information? Fill out our Interest Form!
Is STEP at Lane right for me?
Are you a current SNAP only (not TANF) recipient?
Are you interested in the any of the following educational/training opportunities:
- Career Pathways Certificates
- Short term vocational training or continuing education
- Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE), English Learning (ESL), High School Diploma (GED)
- Assistance while completing the final few terms of a two year degree
Are you interested in career coaching to help you meet your educational and employment goals?
If you answered YES to the questions above, then STEP may be right for you!
Other STEP programs in Lane County
STEP services are offered at many agencies across Lane County and Oregon to help guide and support eligible participants with training and employment goals. Program services and benefits differ from agency to agency. If STEP at Lane is not right for you but you still meet initial STEP eligibility you may wish to enroll in one of several other local agencies to help you reach your training and employment goals. Please see the STEP flyer in English or see the STEP flyer in Spanish on other local Lane County STEP agencies.
SNAP for College Students
More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP is a resource that can help. Students 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria. Students who meet income guidelines may qualify for SNAP if they meet the new criteria.
STEP funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer provider and lender.
Contact Career Pathways
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405
Building 4, Room 210
In Person Services: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm, Fri: 8:30 - 2pm.
We also offer in-person services at LCC's Downtown Campus (101 W 10th Ave, Eugene OR 97401): Mon: 2pm - 8:30pm, Wed: 8:30am - 2:30pm.
Live Remote Services: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 4:30pm | Fri: 9am - 2pm. Available in the Lane Support Hub. Enter the Support Hub by going to lanecc.edu/hub. Enter the Zoom link, and and ask to join the "Career Pathways Room". Or by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.