1105.000.00 Non-financial Eligibility Requirements

1105.025.15 SkillUP Components

IM-71 August 31, 2023; IM-103 October 4, 2004; IM-117 July 31, 2000; IM-32 April 1, 1999

SkillUP components are offered by SkillUP providers for mandatory or voluntary work registrants.

The eligibility system sends a nightly batch report to Division of Higher Education and Workforce Development’s (DHEWD) case management system (MoJobs) of participants currently receiving SNAP benefits and participants that their cases have closed. The nightly batch identifies ABAWDS or Volunteers (which includes exempt ABAWDs) in M0Jobs. All SkillUP providers track activities for their participants in MoJobs.

The following are valid components for the SkillUP program and count toward the ABAWDs 80 hour requirement to continue to receive SNAP benefits:

  • Education
    • English Language Acquisition
    • Occupational Skills Training
    • Adult Education and Literacy
    • Entrepreneurial Training
  • Job Search
    • Non-staff assisted job search including jobs.mo.gov
    • Staff assisted job search
  • Work Based Learning
    • Internships
    • Work Experience
    • On-the-job Training
    • Workplace Training and Cooperative Education
    • Customized Training
    • Paid Work Experience
    • Employment
    • Job Shadowing
  • Job Search Training
    • Career & Skills Assessment
    • Work Keys Assessment
    • Career Planning
    • Workforce Preparation
    • Job Readiness Training
    • Labor Market Information
    • Career Guidance
    • Pre-Post Employment Training Workshops
    • Interview Preparation
    • Resume Preparation
  • Vocational Training
    • Skills Upgrading and Training
    • Private Sector Training Program
    • Apprenticeship
    • Occupational Skills Training
    • Occupational-Vocational Education Training

The DHEWD also offers the following services which do not count toward the ABAWDs 80 hour requirement:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Career Service Registration:  An introduction and orientation to engage the participant in Job Center services designed to accomplish the purpose of the Employment and Training program.  For DHEWD, each SkillUP participant must:
    • Be enrolled in WIOA Adult Career and Wagner-Peyser registration services;
    • Complete an initial skills assessment;
    • Receive an orientation to Job Center services;
    • Be provided Labor Marker information; and
    • Begin an Employment Plan.
  • Intensive Case Management
    • Individual Counseling
    • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
    • Career Pathways – Guidance & Counseling
    • Jobs Plus Guidance & Counseling
    • Individual Counseling