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SkillUP Program

The SkillUP program offers paid training programs* to individuals receiving SNAP benefits (Food Stamps). Through short-term training programs, SkillUP can help individuals achieve a new career path and obtain employment. View the SkillUP flyer.
*Tuition and fees only

What is SkillUP?

The SkillUP program provides SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients opportunities to gain skills, training, or experience that will improve their ability to attain employment. The program offers short-term training and supportive services such as job search strategies to participants. The SkillUP grant is administered by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Many short-term training programs are offered in Missouri for individuals enrolled in SkillUP. Jefferson College will help individuals select their desired program of study and offer both personal and academic assistance throughout.

Contact Information

For more information regarding the SkillUP Program, please contact or call 636-481-3221.

This program is supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,211,000 with 69 percentage funded by ACF/HHS and 31 percentage funded by non-federal government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACF/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit the ACF website, Administrative and National Policy Requirements

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