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Claim Your Career in Louisiana

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

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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 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! ”

Steven Lee

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. ”



Ryan Stowers

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 ”




About LevelUp Louisiana

LevelUp 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.

North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Greater New Orleans Inc. Regional Economic Development
Greater New Orleans Inc. Regional Economic Development

Louisiana Resources

Get access to Louisiana 211

Get access to Louisiana 211

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.

New Orleans Assistance

New Orleans Assistance

New Orleans Ready (or NOLA Ready) provides a variety of resources for children and families as well as COVID testing and vaccination resources.

How LevelUp Helps Workers

Looking for Your Next Career? We’ve Got Your Back.

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.

Stay Connected 

Benefits of subscribing to 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


General Questions

So, how does LevelUp Louisiana, 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
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.