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Our non-profit helps you explore trusted training and career resources that put you on the path to the fastest-growing careers in Philadelphia. 

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Easily find low-cost, short-term training programs that match to careers in growing industries. Many programs are right here in Philadelphia or available fully online. Explore Now!

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Celebrating Local Workers

D'Andra Cashier to Machinist

“I learned a lot. It wasn’t just the skill of manufacturing, it was the skill of having the confidence to go out and get a job.”

“…without a support system it won’t work.”

Christine Personal Trainer to Welder

“I had to learn as part of my recovery to advocate for myself. I realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to have the CRS Course paid for, so I completed the enrollment paperwork on the first day I could.”

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Darvis PridGeon

Upskiller

“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

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.”

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Twannetta Weaver

Upskiller

“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

Upskiller

“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

Upskiller

“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

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! ”

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About LevelUp Philadelphia

Partnering for Success

LevelUp Philadelphia is proud to partner with Philadelphia Works, Inc. to support local 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.

 

Philadelphia Works, Inc., The City of Philadelphia’s Workforce Development Board, is a non-profit, quasi-public organization serving employers and connecting career seekers to employment and training opportunities. We invest public resources in a variety of workforce solutions that drive economic growth, influence public workforce policies, and optimize funding and resources to build a skilled and thriving workforce. 

FAQs

General Questions

So, how does LevelUp Philadelphia, 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 https://www.skillup.org/skillup-together-fund-grants/.
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.