Claim Your Career in Ohio

Looking to relaunch your career? Our non-profit is here to help.

Begin with free, personalized career support that matches the skills you already have to training opportunities and in-demand jobs right here in Ohio.







Sign up for free career guidance

Through our partners at Future Plans, we offer free career guidance that begins with a personalized assessment to measure your interests, abilities, and work values.

  1. Register for your free career assessment & create profile

  2. Take your assessment to identify interests, personality and strengths

  3. Review your assessment results 1:1 with a career coach 


By hitting Get started, you will be directed to our partners at Future Plans.

Celebrating Ohio Workers

Learn how LevelUp GRIT Ohio and Future Plans helped Ashley find a remote-based customer service role. Ashley completed a free, online career assessment through Future Plans, which led to her interview with Pearl Interactive Network, where she works from home today.

Last summer, pro quarterback and area native, Joe Burrow, sat down with our team to talk about how growing up in Southeast Ohio shaped his work ethic, the life lessons that have helped him excel in his career and his enduring belief in the talents and grit of the workers of Southern Ohio.

Get Started Today!

We know that you’re right around the corner from the career you want. Let’s take the first step together.

Through our partners at Future Plans, the free career assessment identifies your interests, personality and strengths.  This first step allows us to best connect you to in-demand, high-growth careers in Ohio.

We will also help connect you with employers that have actual, open positions – and provide access to experienced career coaches, professional skills training, and guided planning tools along the way.

  1. Register for your free career assessment – Be sure to set your password and complete your profile

  2. Take your assessment to identify interests, personality and strengths

  3. Review your assessment results 1:1 with a Future Plans career coach 

From there, our coaches work with you 1:1 to determine which training programs and in-demand, financially stable career paths are best suited for you.

Ashley Seal

Work from home Customer Support

“Remote work opportunities are changing our community for the better. I can finally see past survival mode and want to plan for the future.”

Read her full story

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

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!

Explore Training & Careers

Easily find low-cost, short-term training programs that match to careers in growing industries. Many programs are available nationwide and can be completed online. Explore now!

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Discover Careers

“I’ve been a cosmetologist for many years. The GRIT Project connected me with a work-from-home job through Pearl Interactive. I now have medical benefits and it works with my schedule” 

Christine Personal Trainer to Welder

“I’m finally able to take care of myself, pay my bills, and make a livable wage. My remote role has built up my confidence and has allowed me to support myself.” Learn more about Ashley

D'Andra Cashier to Machinist

“Go for what you want…there are so many things going on in life that you kind of just want to grasp it all.” 

Need Additional Help?

Ohio Department of Development

This administrative department of the Ohio state government is responsible for unemployment compensation and food services, child and adult protective services, child care, and child support programs. 

Ohio Emergency Food Assistance Program

This Federal program helps low-income people, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Easily identify and connect with local food banks via our local map here.

Ohio Veterans Services

Transitioning to civilian life can be challenging. Veterans in Ohio have an edge in finding their next career and bring valuable skills and experiences needed for local jobs. Find tools to help you succeed in your job search.


Free Digital Skills Training Tools

Digital skills are important in our local workforce. These free resources cover a range of essential digital training including virtual work tips, navigating Google office suite, learning new technologies like video conferencing and more!

Ohio Partners Here for You

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio

Deeply committed to the workforce development of all Ohioans, this initiative has been funded by the State of Ohio.

Ohio Department of Development

Home of Ohio's public and unemployment assistance, workforce development, child and adult protective services.

Ohio Means Jobs

Job seeker and employer tools for the great state of Ohio.

About LevelUp GRIT Ohio


LevelUp GRIT Ohio, powered by SkillUp, is proud to partner with The GRIT Project (GRIT) to support Ohio workers. Our non-profit provides career exploration tools, career coaching, training and education programs, and local employer connections. Our goal is simple – to get local workers into high growth, in-demand jobs.

The GRIT Project (GRIT) is a collaborative approach to build a high demand workforce and stimulate economic growth through public and private partnerships. GRIT includes students and adults on the journey to uncovering financial independence through jobs. Each participant begins with a career assessment and then a 1:1 coaching session with a career specialist. Through these conversations a plan is developed to enroll in work skills training, if needed, and then to identify jobs, either in-person or work-from-home.

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