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Step-Up Omaha is now accepting applications from young people interested in employment and hands-on business training.
The Step-Up Omaha Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program, run by the Empowerment Network, has a March 18 deadline for submitting applications. That is a one-month extension of the original deadline. People between the ages of 14 and 21 may apply to stepupomaha.com. Young people are introduced to career exploration, on-the-job training, internships, entrepreneurship, civic involvement, and leadership possibilities via the program’s connections.
According to the Empowerment Network, hourly earnings might range between $10 and $15, depending on the position. According to the network, interns with certain companies may earn up to $2,500 throughout the summer months.
Step-Up, The City of Omaha has allotted around $900,000 for this year’s program, with additional support coming from the Charles E. Lakin Foundation and other charity organizations as well. In addition, the organization is on the lookout for different workplaces, companies, and sponsors to support their efforts.
Step-Up is being expanded to fulfill the increased need for entrepreneurial training. The program, which teaches students to produce company ideas, build business plans and start an enterprise, expands. Aside from that, the partners are working on expanding Step-Intro Up’s to the Trades Program to include more disciplines like construction and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification.