Claim Your Career in Louisiana
SkillUp is here to help Louisiana get back to work. Discover the fastest-growing careers in Louisiana while exploring trusted training resources to put you on a path to earn $40,000+ per year.
Discover featured career paths and localized training resources now!
SkillUp Louisiana is partnering with Louisiana’s Community & Techical Colleges (LCTCS), Greater New Orleans Inc, the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, and One Acadiana to provide community-based support for workers and job-seekers across the state.
Building on LCTCS’ “Reboot Your Career” initiative and One Acadiana’s 55 by 25 program, our efforts focus on connecting workers with local career and training resources that ultimately lead to in-demand roles in high-growth industries.
Featured Louisiana Careers
Vetted short-term programs in high-growth careers
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, $$$
Online HVACR Training CourseSelf-paced, 12 months, $$
Professional Medical Coding & BillingSelf-paced, 9 months, $$
Practical NursingImmersive, 24 months, $$$
Respiratory TherapyImmersive, 24 months, $$$
Find the career that’s right for you
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! ”
“ 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 Chairman of SkillUp Coalition
“ We built SkillUp to collectively rise to this moment and push forward the kind of upskilling and training needed to support our country’s workforce. We are in grave risk of a ‘K-shaped recovery’ where low-wage workers who bore the brunt of COVID’s economic impact are now being left out of an equitable recovery. ”
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 ”
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Louisiana is bouncing back. New Orleans alone has seen 23,000 new job openings in the last few months. Shreveport has...
The Louisiana Department of Health provides resources for medicaid, public health, developmental disabilities, housing, and adult services.
Louisiana 211 works to link people and resources for a better Louisiana through collaboration and partnership between nonprofit organizations providing 211 services, funding United Ways and the State of Louisiana Public Service Commission.
232-HELP/LA 211 is an information and referral agency. They exist to help those in crisis return to a healthy and productive lifestyle in the community.
New Orleans Ready (or NOLA Ready) provides a variety of resources for children and families as well as COVID testing and vaccination resources.
How SkillUp Helps Workers
Looking for Your Next Career? We’ve Got Your Back.
Our SkillUp 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.
So, how does 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.