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Goodwill Southern California

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Discover the fastest-growing careers in Los Angeles while exploring trusted training and job resources that put you on a path to earn $40,000+ per year.

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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!

Carmen Moreno

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!”

Lia Sims-Okundaye

Recent Graduate

“ 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

Goodwill Career Center Los Angeles

Goodwill Career Center Los Angeles

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

Need help with food, money, or a place to live in Los Angeles?

Need help with food, money, or a place to live in Los Angeles?

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.

Free Health Clinic Finder

Free Health Clinic Finder

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.

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal

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

Career Paths & Training

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.

Coaching & Community

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.

Financial Support

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. 

Job Opportunities

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!

Stay Connected

Benefits of subscribing to LevelUp communications:

  • Early access to new training programs and financial support opportunities
  • Personalized notifications for career coaching sessions and new job resources
  • Connect with our team to share your experiences, inform our services and follow our partner providers

FAQs

General Questions

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?
Our SkillUp Together Fund launched in February 2021 and provides up to $1,000 in assistance for workers participating in select training programs. You can find detailed information within our SkillUp Together Fund tab at the top of our site or https://www.skillup.org/skillup-together-fund-grants/.
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.