Living in Los Angeles, Eric struggled to find his place in the robust job market, without a traditional degree. He connected with Merit America, a SkillUp training partner working with SkillUp through a local partnership known as LevelUp Los Angeles. LevelUp Los Angeles connects California job seekers to local training programs, local employers, and L.A.-based resources to ensure they are guided and supported toward high-quality, high-growth jobs in the area. The localized partnership also offers individuals an opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the SkillUp Together Fund and select training partners, like Merit America.

In addition to receiving a $1,000 SkillUp Together Fund scholarship, Eric was able to access job and resume tools, weekly career coaching, and other local workforce resources to better prepare him for the job market upon graduation from Merit America. He used these tools to help land an IT Specialist Job immediately upon completion of his certification. However, he quickly realized that the initial job was not suited for him as there was a disconnect between his values, long-term career goals, and the actual role. Leveraging negotiation skills and interview tips that he learned through LevelUp Los Angeles, Eric eventually found a company that gave him both the financial and confidence gains he hoped for in building this career.


About LevelUp Los Angeles, powered by SkillUp:

LevelUp Los Angeles makes it easy to take control of your career destiny. The partnership showcases training programs and employers in the local area that connect to high-growth careers in industries such as information technology, medical, and logistics. Our local partners understand that it is not only about having the skills to do a job, but also about feeling confident in the interview and job search process. LevelUp Los Angeles is equipped with resources to help you feel prepared throughout your journey. Learn more at