College and Career Ready

We know you're ready to step into your future, but do you have all the tools you need to be successful? STEPS can help you prepare for the future, whether you want to continue your education, start a career or aren't sure of what's next. We can help you turn your interests, skills and strengths into a rewarding future with communications, financial literacy and work readiness services and resources.

What To Expect

In STEPS, we'll help you start on the pathway to success with skill building and education, paid work options, and supportive services. Best of all, you'll have a support team to help you every step of the way.

A STEPS participant mock interviews.


You need more than just job-specific skills to be successful. We'll help you build communication skills to confidently communicate in the workplace.

Financial Literacy

Adulthood can come with unexpected financial necessities. We can help you avoid money stress by creating a budget that works.

Youth working with mentor in computer lab
STEPS participants outside the Dane County Job Fair

Work Readiness

Ready to start a career? We can help you:

  • Search for jobs
  • Create or edit a resume
  • Connect with employers
  • Tour local businesses
  • Job shadow


We'll be with you through the end of high school and into a career or college. We can help you prepare with:

  • High school completion
  • Apprenticeships
  • Short- and long-term trainings
STEPS participants learn about employability skills.

Start Today

Contact Debbie Schmidt to learn more about STEPS and eligibility requirements at 608.224.3625 or gro.krowtentramskrownull@tdimhcsd.