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Jan 26, 2022

Have you considered adding new skills to your skillset? Have you thought of taking online learning, or a certification program to sharpen your skills? Do you find yourself not being able to commit the time due to other responsibilities (life, work, family, etc)? 

Fun fact: When surveying respondents who are looking for a career change and asking if they would be open to doing additional learning, the number one issue that came up was time. We know time is a commodity and it can be difficult to commit to another responsibility on your plate.

Because of this, SkillUp has worked with hiring employers across the country to connect you to jobs that support career growth with new skills—either in the classroom or on the job. SkillUp is built to help people find in-demand jobs with good pay and benefits, and these employers have committed to supporting their employees’ futures

Our hiring partners are seeking diverse workers to fill in-demand jobs. They are committed to supporting career growth by teaching new skills—either in the classroom or on the job. We partner only with employers who offer good pay and benefits, and who commit to supporting career growth.

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 enables employees to pay for basic needs, including for 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.

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 catalog spans careers in business, technology, healthcare, skilled trades, and supply chain.

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.

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