Worker Success Stories

Read what happens when you make a career change.

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SkillUp Worker Voice – Carmen’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Carmen’s Story

Carmen Moreno is a prime example of the power of networking. Carmen was unemployed and feeling hopeless and lost in her career when a friend referred her to LevelUp Bay Area. Carmen began attending free weekly career coaching sessions led by SkillUp and LevelUp Bay...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Eric’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Eric’s Story

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...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Ashley’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Ashley’s Story

  Ashley Seal grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio, a town that she describes as “rough around the edges but filled with honest and hardworking people.” Ashley’s parents were factory workers, but one day her mom got her degree and it changed everything. Ashley was...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Brianna’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Brianna’s Story

  Brianna Griffin’s ultimate goal was to find a career that would make her truly happy. But she didn’t know how to get there.  “Technology was something that I was obsessed with. I always wanted to have the latest technology. I wanted to understand IT hardware,...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Darvis’ Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Darvis’ Story

  Darvis PridGeon has always had an interest in the IT field, but with a diverse career background, he wasn’t sure how to best make the switch to the tech industry. “I’ve worked in plenty of different fields and industries, including food and beverage, sports and...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Samia’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Samia’s Story

  Samia Moin knew that it was time to make a career pivot.  Every time a technical or IT issue came up, Samia found herself troubleshooting and solving it. She was drawn to technology, and even with a background in the arts and sciences (and an Associate’s...

SkillUp Worker Voice – Twannetta’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Twannetta’s Story

  Twannetta Weaver was a rising star in the hospitality industry, on track for a Director position, when the Pandemic hit. While she'd been considering a career change before the Pandemic, the unprecedented circumstances placed urgency on the change. Her position...