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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.​

The SkillUP program can help participants:

  • Learn needed skills through workshops and classes
  • Pay for short-term training and certifications
  • Pay for some daycare, work, or training costs
  • Update or create resumes to showcase skills to employers
  • Connect with employers

Success Stories

East Central College
Metropolitan Community College
Mineral Area College
Ozarks Technical Community College
State Fair Community College
st louis community college
Three Rivers College




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.