Grow job skills while earning good pay and full-time benefits
How it works
Fast-track your career by getting a good-paying job with benefits in a growing industry. Our employer partners will teach you the skills you need to be successful, while supporting your career advancement.
Open roles include:
- Customer Care Representative
- Child Care Teacher
- Field Sales Consultant
- Clean Energy Ambassador
- and more!
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 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.”
Our hiring partners
Roles Include: Childcare Associate/Assistant Teacher, Childcare Teacher
Roles Include: Product Assembler, Production Worker
Roles Include: Remote Spanish Bilingual Customer Service Representative, Sales Representative, Remote Healthcare Customer Service Representative, Remote Customer Service Representative
Roles Include: Network Assurance Engineer
Roles Include: Customer Care Representative, Installer, Field Sales Consultant
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear.
What is the benefit of earn and learn?
Learn new skills – for free – as a step to promotion and higher pay; all while earning a paycheck. These hand-picked jobs from trusted employer partners pay a living wage, have good benefits, and support your career growth in an in-demand industry.
What do you mean by a living wage?
A living wage varies by location and enables employees to pay for basic needs, including adequate shelter, food, and other necessities. Economists suggest it should be enough to ensure that no more than 30% of this income gets spent on housing. As such, living wages are often substantially higher than the legal minimum wage.
Should I apply for an earn-and-learn job or a training program?
It is a personal decision whether to take a training program or learn new skills on the job. If you learn better by doing or do not like school, an earn and learn job may be a better choice. Getting an entry-level job in a growing industry that you find interesting also enables you to more quickly build your network, which is how most people get their next job.
For those who already have a job or prefer to gain specific skills that will increase their ability to get a higher-paying job sooner, SkillUp’s training catalog spans careers in business, technology, healthcare, skilled trades, and supply chain. Take the 30-second career quiz to get started.
Do I need work experience or a resume to apply for these jobs?
Though some jobs require 1-2 years of experience, many of our employer partners offer jobs that require no experience at all. If you are asked for a resume as part of the application process, there are people able to guide you as you create or update a resume to showcase the value you can bring to the job. Our partner, Goodwill.org, has helpful tips and career centers for 1-on-1 assistance.
Who is this website for?
SkillUp was designed to serve people from underrepresented backgrounds who do not typically have a college degree. If that describes you, our employer partners are looking to nurture talent like yours because they recognize your potential and the value your perspective can bring to their organizations.
I am not interested in any of these jobs. What else do you have?
I already have a job. Where can I find training programs that will better prepare me for a new job?
Do you sell my information?
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SkillUp is dedicated to helping more than 40 million workers get rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries. Our coalition is made up of over 60 world-class training and education providers, tech firms, employers, and philanthropies.
Interested in Partnering with us?
PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK
We welcome additional employer partners that share our mission to help workers access new career pathways. Please get in touch by completing the contact request form here.