Claim Your Career in the Bay Area
Discover the fastest-growing careers in the Bay Area while exploring trusted training resources to put you on a path to jobs that earn more.
Featured Bay Area Careers
Vetted short-term programs in high-growth careers
Computer Programming: Java10 months, $, Immersive
Electrician Trainee3 months, $$, Part-time
Clinical Medical Assisting4 months, $$, Part-time
AS Degree Nursing13 months, $$$, Immersive
Class A Truck Driver1 month, $$$, Immersive
Customer Service Rep
Call Center/ Telephone Services1 month, $$, Part-time
Carpentry: Certificate of Achievement16 months, $$, Self-paced
Warehouse and Forklift Operations2.5 months, $$, Part-time
Find the career that’s right for you
Partnering for Success
Joining Together for COVID-19 Recovery
LevelUpBay Area is proud to partner with JFF, JVS, [email protected], and Workday Foundation to connect local residents with in-demand job training and career opportunities through Bay Area Opportunity Onramps.
“What really sets this Bay Area collaboration apart from other job training and placement programs is the coalition’s unique partnerships,” said Maria Flynn, president and CEO of JFF and a SkillUp Coalition board member. “The coalition’s diverse partners, innovative tech platforms, training providers, and community leaders like JVS, with deep connections throughout the region, provide workers with a unique, end-to-end experience where they can connect to quality training and prepare them for quality roles and careers.”
Learn more about the most in-demand Bay Area careers while leveraging our training and community resources now!
Career Coaching Participant
“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!”
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 ”
Bay Area Resources
SkillUp Group Coaching Looking to land a new, more stable job in a growing field like healthcare, technology or business? SkillUp has launched a...
SkillUp's Facebook Career Coaching Group is a supportive resource where you can ask questions of expert career coaches, connect with other career...
JVS Bay Area has a variety of resources for job seekers and anyone needing help with their resume, their job search, and overall support as they...
One degree provides resources for food, health, housing, education, financial, and many more life resources and easily allows you to browse by...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a variety of housing resources, including rental assistance, housing vouchers, and...
This list of aggregated food bank resources lists a variety of food bank services and food insecurity resources.
How LevelUp Helps Workers
Helping Workers Claim Their Career
Our platform provides recommended career pathways based on your previous jobs, how you like to work, and what industries are growing in your region. Easily find free and low-cost training programs that match your personal career goals.
Small group coaching sessions offer you the opportunity to work directly with expert career coaches on everything from resume writing to interview tips. Our social communities allow for networking and best practice sharing with other job seekers navigating their career journey.
Receive up to $1,000 towards your upskilling journey with the SkillUp Together Fund. Our newly launched fund provides financial assistance for workers seeking training programs with our preferred providers and can be used towards tuition, laptops, or other supports like daycare.
Connect to open jobs and employer insights that will help you focus your search. Quickly filter through our job posting catalog to find open opportunities within a 10 to 200 mile radius of your preferred location.
Get started with our 30-second career questionnaire today!
So, how does LevelUp Bay Area, powered by 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.