How We Help
3 steps to success
SkillUp.org is a new resource built to help people break into growing career fields. We’re a nonprofit dedicated to helping workers who lost jobs or wages because of coronavirus. Here’s how our free service works:
Get Career Guidance
Learn about recommended career paths based on your previous jobs, how you like to work, and what industries are growing in your region
Get Career Training
Find free and low-cost programs that match your career goals
Connect to open jobs that will also help you advance your education and learn new skills
Joining Together for COVID-19 Recovery
SkillUp is a unique coalition of top employers, training and education providers, technology companies, job readiness nonprofits, and philanthropies. We are dedicated to equipping workers with the skills that will help them thrive in high-growth, in-demand jobs. We don’t want you to just land your next job — we want you to launch your career!
So, how does SkillUp work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear.
What do you mean by ‘in-demand jobs’?
SkillUp helps people discover jobs that pay well, plus offer opportunities for growth and advancement. We just launched, and to begin, we are focused on jobs in the growing fields of healthcare and technology. We will continue to add more career fields in the weeks and months ahead.
Why should I take the time to register with SkillUp?
We know this might be a very stressful time for you and we've built SkillUp to quickly provide relief to you and others in need. Our free tool can help you discover in-demand jobs available to you now or after a short training program. It takes less than two minutes to get your personalized recommendations.
How much do the training programs cost, will I have to take on debt?
We’ve done our best to find the best free and low-cost training programs where available, but some do require tuition. That’s because we want to make sure they are worth your time and will help you prepare for in-demand jobs. Soon we'll be able to help you tap into available government financial aid and we're working with partners to raise funds to help cover your tuition costs.
Find available support right where you are.
Feeling lonely? Stressed? Connect with a trained volunteer counselor through the nonprofit Crisis Text Line.
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