SkillUP engages SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) recipients in education and training to pursue long-term employment in a career pathway in demand and provide good wages.
Seven of Missouri's community and technical colleges participate in this program to provide education and training to SNAP participants. Each college has a range of programs available to participants and will guide them in choosing a pathway based on interviews and testing.
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). The Missouri Community College Association acts as the program administrator for Missouri's 9 community and technical colleges.
1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050
Morgan Klousia, 636.481.3456
Metropolitan Community College
3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO 63601
Stacey Wideman, 573.518.2145
Tina Miller, 573.518.3840
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270
Brandi Glover, 660.263.4100 x 11378
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802
Amber Moran, 417.447.8892
St. Louis Community College
5600 Oakland, St. Louis, MO 63110
Bahi Talundzic, 314.644.9786
Three Rivers College
2080 Three Rivers Boulevard, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Melissa Allen, 573.840.9682
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Rachel and OTC's certified medical assistant program
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State-funded SkillUP program assists SNAP recipients
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The total cost of this program in FFY21 is $1,155,506 of which $727,753 are federal funds granted through the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.