Providing a New Lease on Life
David Liebler, AACC 21st Century Center
Restorative justice at its finest. That's how officials at Shasta College describe a local program aimed at changing lives.
Created in 2013 by Shasta County and Shasta College, the Shasta Technical Education Program-United Partnership (STEP UP) is designed to give formerly incarcerated individuals the kind of educational opportunities that result in employment.
STEP UP provides six different educational and training programs: business and office administration, automotive technology, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, welding and wildfire fighting. The programs are the result of an earlier economic survey that examined the local job market and potential employment opportunities.