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About Us

This website helps ex-offenders and soon-to-be-released incarcerated persons find career planning, training, and job search information.

STEP AHEAD was created for use on a secured computer system within Minnesota Department of Corrections facilities. The goal was to create a "website" with comprehensive career information for those who do not have access to the Internet. All content on that "closed website" is mirrored on the live site, hosted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

  • STEP AHEAD Audience
    Learn more about who the STEP AHEAD website serves.
  • STEP AHEAD Workbook
    Includes activities to help find employment after release.
  • Working Learner Web Tools
    STEP AHEAD is one of Minnesota's Working Learner Web tools.
  • Privacy Policy
    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the sponsor of this website, is firmly committed to protecting users' privacy rights and to promoting good citizenship in the Internet community.
  • Link to Us
    Add STEP AHEAD to your web page.


STEP AHEAD was produced with funding from the DOC Transition Coalition team and Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota’s Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative. STEP AHEAD is currently sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.