Claim your career with the skills you already have
Our non-profit coalition helps millions of workers get hired for in-demand jobs. Get started with our 30-second questionnaire to personalize your path and find training, coaching and open jobs near you.
SkillUp helps workers find free and low-cost career and training resources to get back to work quickly. Our non-profit coalition includes over 60 training and education providers, tech firms, employers, and philanthropies all dedicated to supporting upskilling needs.
We offer a variety of resources to help you transition to a better career with the skills you already have.
Create your profile within the SkillUp platform to receive recommended career pathways and info on growing industries. Easily find free and low-cost training programs that match your personal career goals.
Small group coaching sessions provide expert career coaches to discuss everything from resume writing to interview tips. Our worker communities easily connect you with other workers navigating their own career journey.
Hear from SkillUp Together Fund recipient and recent Per Scholas graduate, Brianna, as she shares her upskilling journey from custodian to IT Support Specialist.
UNIVERSITY of DENVER
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS
Opportunity @ Work
EDUCATION QUALITY OUTCOMES
Career Coaching Participant
“ SkillUp is like therapy. I was so lost and confused. I was laid off from my job of over 10 years and did not know where to start. I felt so lost. Your coaching gives me hope and makes me feel like I am not alone. It helped me realize that these things happen (job loss) and that there is opportunity out there and I have support. Thank you SkillUp! ”
Graduate from Boston
“ My Per Scholas journey was challenging but well worth it! I enrolled in the remote IT Support which started on February 1st, 2021 and just finished the 12-week course. The financial support from the SkillUp partnership has helped to support me through my IT Support Course by helping to provide me with my essentials and assisting my family with groceries. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to starting my new career in Information Technology! ”
Executive Chairman of SkillUp Coalition
“ We built SkillUp to collectively rise to this moment and push forward the kind of upskilling and training needed to support our country’s workforce. We are in grave risk of a ‘K-shaped recovery’ where low-wage workers who bore the brunt of COVID’s economic impact are now being left out of an equitable recovery. ”
Executive Director of SkillUp Coalition
“ We’re living through a period of high uncertainty and generational change. SkillUp is working to reshape the American workforce in a way that benefits those most impacted by the pandemic. I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead these efforts, work with an incredible coalition of partners, and build on the work SkillUp launched in 2020. ”
Executive Director of The Charles Koch Foundation
“ SkillUp is helping to put America’s displaced workers back to work with new skills and better career pathways. The Charles Koch Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the SkillUp Coalition ”
Vetted short-term programs in high-growth careers
Certification PreparationSelf-paced, 2 months, $$
IT Helpdesk AdministratorFlexible Class Schedule, 4.5 months, $$
Free HVAC coursework as a Lowe's employeeEarn & learn, 5 months
Class A Truck Driver1 month, $$$, Immersive
Customer Service Rep
Call Center/ Telephone Services1 month, $$, Part-time
Find the career that’s right for you
So, how does SkillUp work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear.
What exactly is upskilling?
Upskilling is the act of acquiring more career skills and connections through additional short-term education and training.
What do you mean by ‘in-demand jobs’?
SkillUp helps people discover jobs that pay well, plus offer opportunities for growth and advancement. Our career catalog spans business, technology, healthcare, skilled trades, and supply chain.
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.
Do you offer any financial support?
Do you provide personal coaching or other 1:1 support?
We do offer small group career coaching sessions (virtually) and also have a wonderful Facebook Community that connects workers and supports looking to network during their career exploration. You can find detailed information within the “Coaching & Community” Resource page.
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