How We Help Workers
3 steps to success
SkillUp.org is a new resource built to help people break into growing career fields. We’re a nonprofit dedicated to helping workers who lost jobs or wages because of coronavirus. Here’s how our free service works:
Get Career Guidance
Learn about recommended career paths based on your previous jobs, how you like to work, and what industries are growing in your region
Get Career Training
Find free and low-cost programs that match your career goals
Connect to open jobs that will also help you advance your education and learn new skills
Partnering for Success
Joining Together for COVID-19 Recovery
SkillUp is partnering with the LCTCS, Greater New Orleans Inc, the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, and One Acadiana to provide community-based support for workers and job-seekers, building on LCTCS’ “Reboot Your Career” initiative and One Acadiana’s 55 by 25 program, among other state and local efforts.
Fast training for a lasting career
Pharmacy Technician CertificateImmersive, 9 months, $$$
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)Immersive, $$$
CDL TrainingImmersive, 2 months, $$$
Ernest P. Breaux ElectricalEarn & Learn, 48 months, Free
WeldingImmersive, 3 months, $$
IT Support Specialist
IT Support Specialist ProgramImmersive, 12 months, $$
Front-End Web DeveloperSelf-paced, 6 months, $$
Customer Service Rep
Customer Service CertificationImmersive, 1 month, Free
Medical Clinical AssistantImmersive, 12 months, $$$
Find the career that’s right for you
So, how does SkillUp work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear.
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.
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