SkillUP

The SkillUP program offers Food Stamp recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. The SkillUP Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participant and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency. SkillUP is offered through East Central College and area Job Centers.

SkillUP offers a variety of services to participants based on an Individual Employment Plan which is created between the participant and SkillUP staff. These services include:

  • Staff Assisted Job Search
  • Job Search Training
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Vocational Training
  • Education
  • Supportive Services

Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents

Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) are Food Stamp recipients between the age of 18-49 years who do not have children in their household under the age of 18 OR are not:

  • Unable to work due to an illness, injury or disability
  • Pregnant
  • Full-time students
  • Required to care for an ill or incapacitated household member
  • Receiving unemployment (in any state)
  • Attending a drug or alcohol Treatment Program
  • Homeless

East Central College is hosting an event Thursday, December 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.to help those interested in the program find out more about the SkillUp program and the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. The event will be held at the East Central Training Center.

For more information about the SkillUp program contact Melissa Willmore or 636.584.6530