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Celebrating Local Workers
“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.”
Featured Philadelphia Careers
Vetted short-term programs in high-growth careers
Clinical Medical Assisting6 months, $$, Self-paced
Tractor Trailer Driver Certificate (CDLA)2 months, $, Immersive
IT Support Specialist
Technical Support Specialist6 months, $$$, Part-time
Customer Service Rep
Certificate in Customer Service2 months, $, Self-paced
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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!”
Graduate from Boston
“ 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! ”
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. ”
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How LevelUp Helps Workers
Helping Workers Claim Their Career
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get started with our 30-second career questionnaire today!
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.
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?
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.