Employment Readiness & Training Programs - Step Up Classroom Assistant
Step Up Work Readiness Classroom Assistant
About Step Up:
The Step Up Youth Employment Program prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers by recruiting, training and placing more than 1,600 young people (ages 14-21) in paid internships each year with over 200 regional employers that span 15 industries and multiple sectors. Step Up has provided over 28,000 internships since 2003, yielding a competitive talent pipeline, a stronger economy and millions of dollars in wages for interns. Step Up is a partnership of the City of Minneapolis, AchieveMpls, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and Project for Pride in Living. Learn more at www.stepupmpls.org.
The Step Up Work Readiness Classroom Assistant help the classroom trainer lead a classroom of 25+ young people and teaches them the skills they need to be successful in their Step Up summer internships. Classroom Assistants also play a vital role in taking notes about the students throughout the day to ensure the best possible internship matches. Classroom Assistant positions are available for both Level 1 (14-15 year olds) and Level 2 (16-21 year olds). This is a volunteer position and will be compensated with a gift card.
REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT
Classroom Assistants must commit to the train the trainer orientation and at least two trainings. After the completion of two trainings, you will receive a $100 gift card. You are more than welcome to volunteer for more than two trainings.
Required half-day trainer orientation from 8:00am -12:00pm for Level 1 or 12:30pm – 4:30pm for Level 2 at Minneapolis College:
- Saturday, February 22
A minimum of two days of training from 7:30am – 4:00pm for Level 1 or 7:30am – 1:30pm for Level 2 at Minneapolis College on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 29
- Saturday, March 7
- Saturday, March 14
- Friday, March 27 (optional- 4 or 5 assistants needed)
- Saturday, March 28
- Saturday, April 4 (Weather make up day)
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to model professionalism to young trainees
- Desire to work with and motivate Minneapolis youth
- Ability to command the attention of a group of young people
- A flexible, positive attitude
- A strong commitment to youth development
If interested in volunteering for this position please reach out to Sara Zahn, email@example.com, with the subject line Classroom Assistant Position.