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BCHHS and A-B Tech Partner to Bring Continuing Education to Clients

The Skills, Training, and Education Program (STEP) allows all food and nutrition service recipients (ages 18-59) the opportunity to take continuing education courses at A-B Tech at no cost. Tuition and fees, books, supplies, and testing are all covered by STEP.

STEP connects with clients on their individualized goals, and allows people on food assistance in Buncombe County to move towards the next level of their careers by paying all costs associated with client’s continuing education classes and by providing job search assistance through the STEP Career Resource Center.

STEP is a collaborative effort between A-B Tech and Buncombe County Health and Human Services. For more information on STEP, call (828) 250-5591 or email us at

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Stoney Blevins
Health & Human Services Director
P. (828) 250-5588

BCHHS Administration
35 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-5500
F. (828) 250-6235

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PO Box 7408
Asheville, NC 28802

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