LevelUp Los Angeles is proud to partner with Goodwill SoCal to connect residents of greater Los Angeles with job training and career opportunities that align to the most in-demand local careers.
Transforming lives through the power of work, Goodwill SoCal focuses its services on individuals with barriers to employment, as well as employers, by providing job readiness, wrap-around services, training, work experience and job placement services.
Explore our featured careers and training resources today!
Vetted short-term programs in high-growth careers
Machine Tech.Self-paced, 4 months, $
Now hiring:Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health, & more employers near you
Electrical TechnologySelf-paced, 12 months, $$
Customer Service Skills for the WorkplaceSelf-paced, 2.5 months, free
IT Support Specialist
Now hiring:TEKsystems, Robert Half International, & more employers near you
CDLProSM Truck-Driver Training ProgramImmersive, 2.5 months, $$
Human Resources ManagementPart-time, 3 months, $$
Medical AssistantImmersive, 12 months, $$$
Technology & LogisticsPart-time, 24 months, $$
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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!”
“ 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 Together Fund 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! ”
Los Angeles Resources
COVID-19 ripped through the U.S. economy in 2020, which resulted in tens of millions of workers losing their jobs due to the economic impact of the...
Goodwill helps individuals build skills to find jobs, advance careers and change their lives for the better. Find Goodwill career centers based in communities all around the U.S. to support you with career preparation, job search strategies, and building job-ready skills
LA County Disaster Help Center has a variety of resources for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a rental assistance program.
Here’s an easy way to find available help close to home. Enter your zip code, and search for the services and resources you need. Our partner Onward US is a one-stop resource ready to help people who have lost work or need other services because of COVID-19.
HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) helps you find local health centers at low or no cost. This directory provides lists, contact information, and can even help you choose a clinic where you can do a virtual doctor’s visit.
LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach team services that help move people from homelessness to housing. Through their outreach portal, they can dispatch their homeless services team to come directly to you.
How LevelUp Helps Workers
Your Partner for Career Success
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 Los Angeles, 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.