Supporting Ohio Workers

Our non-profit has teamed up with Pro Quarterback Joe Burrow to help Southern Ohioans connect to in-demand careers, training resources and great work.

Earlier this summer, 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.

Celebrating Local Workers

Southern Ohioans are tough, gritty and do whatever it takes when others might not — they’re the hardest working people in the country. I’m excited to shine a light on these new opportunities for my fellow Ohioans; they helped me level up in my career and I want to see the same for them.”

Pro Quarterback and Area Native, Joe Burrow

Hear from Cincinnati resident and SkillUp Together Fund recipient, Brianna, as she shares her upskilling journey from custodian to IT Support Specialist.

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.

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada