Our Impact

Our newly released Impact Report illustrates key learnings, milestones, and metrics from the first two years of our coalition, June 2020 – June 2022.


Whether you are a philanthropic partner, employer, training provider, local intermediary, tech firm, or job seeker, we invite you to learn about our work at SkillUp. Then, share with your networks!


This report highlights the work we do to support job seekers on their path to high-opportunity employment. Highlights include: team, program, and partner details, as well as worker-impact metrics.


Interested in partnering or connecting with our team? Fill out the partnership request form at the bottom of this page and be sure to opt in for monthly updates from our Executive Director, Steve Lee.

A Message from Steve

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Hear from Executive Director, Steve Lee, as he celebrates the launch of our first-ever SkillUp Coalition Impact Report.

“We know we can’t do this work alone, just like we couldn’t do it alone over the past two years. Whatever we’ve accomplished was made possible because of the guidance, support, and wisdom from our amazing 90+ strong coalition partners. To our partners, workers, learners, employees, and advocates, we say thank you; let’s continue this collective journey together!”

Watch now!

SkillUp Coalition Impact Report

Download Report

Easily download the full 2022 Impact Report (PDF) here.

Brianna’s Story
Custodian to IT Support Specialist

Twannetta’s Story
Developing Career Confidence

Joey’s Story
Meet our Customer Success Advocate

Our Early Impact

For two years, we have proudly partnered with training providers and employers to support nearly 1 Million workers across the country. Here are some key results:


Workers connected to Jobs Through SkillUp


Workers Connected to Training Programs Through SkillUp


Job Placements Have Been ACHIEVED Through SkillUp

$750 Million

in additional wages to SkillUp workers


Return on Investment

$1.83 Million

in scholarship funds awarded

Data-driven, Heart-led

Through personalized support including career coaching, financial resources, and training partners representing the most in-demand careers, we know our coalition is making a change.


sessions of live career coaching


Training Programs Connected to 31 Gateway Jobs


Regional training partners supporting local learners


Hear from SkillUp Coalition Founder, Josh Jarrett, as he shares how his love for the problem of upskilling America’s workers led us to become the non-profit coalition we are today.

Impact in Action

Darvis PridGeon

“I was on the hunt for resources when I found SkillUp, and it helped me find career opportunities, employer connections, and even apprenticeships. Having a family, the most important thing for me is creating a work-life balance. And SkillUp has shown me how to find the right opportunity at the right time.”


Read more of Darvis’s story
on our Worker Success Stories page

Ashley Seal

“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

Twannetta Weaver

“I feel more strongly than ever about looking closely at opportunities—the values, mission and diversity of the organizations I might work for—and making sure they are aligned with my own. The confidence to do that, the importance of that for both myself and my career, has really come into focus during my SkillUp journey.”


Read more of Twannetta’s story
on our Worker Success Stories page


Samia Moin

“Make an account with SkillUp. Write down the kind of roles you’re looking for, and job searches will come up. SkillUp has all of the resources you need in one place to help you get started. Even if you’re feeling lost, SkillUp will help you find your way.”

 Read more of Samia’s story
on our Worker Success Stories page


Brianna Griffin

“I don’t believe I’d be where I am without Per Scholas and SkillUp. I never thought it was possible for me to get to this point. I never thought I could reach a goal like this. I’m really grateful; this has changed my life.”

Read more of Brianna’s story
on our Worker Success Stories page



Carmen Moreno

“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! ”

Read more of Carmen’s story
on our Worker Success Stories page


So, how does SkillUp work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear. 

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The Future of Rapid Reskilling

With people living longer and changing careers more often, a new form of education — one that doesn’t end at a single vocational program or college degree — is going to be needed to put more people on the path to realizing their potential.

And that’s where SkillUp comes in.

Interested in partnering with us?

We welcome additional partners that share our mission to help workers access new career pathways. Please get in touch by completing the contact request form here.

Looking to stay connected? Be sure to opt into monthly updates from our Executive Director, Steve Lee.