About Us

  • History of STEP
  • Board of Directors
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Siskiyou Training & Employment Program, Inc. (STEP) is the contracted service provider of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funded programs and services in Siskiyou County. Customers can access WIA employment services through the One-Stop Center. Customers needing computerized literacy training or GED preparation can obtain these services through our Learning Lab.

The history of STEP dates back to July of 1971 with the passage of the Public Employment Program (PEP) by Congress. The program was operated in Siskiyou County as of July 1973 by the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, utilizing federal monies to pay public agencies to employ the unemployed in temporary work situations.

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STEP's board members consists of 4 individuals.


From left to right: Richard Negro (President), Arlandus Spikes Clark (Vice President), Roger Wilder, and Jim Taylor.

To inform the viewer about our services and what is possible through Siskiyou County's One-Stop System, please review the following questions and their answers.  When you finish reading this page, you will have a good idea of how we may best serve you.


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Vision Statement

We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Mission Statement

The Mission of STEP is to enhance the workforce of our community by:

  • Offering access to employment and training information and services
  • Promoting linkages to job seekers and employers
  • Providing career guidance, workplace readiness skills and job training opportunities

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