Job training and resources with SkillUp

Last updated: April 21, 2024
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Was your job impacted by COVID-19? If so, there are organizations to help like SkillUp, a non-profit dedicated to helping more than 40 million workers get ready to be rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries across the country.

How does SkillUp work?

SkillUp is an organization that was launched as an “upskilling solution to help America’s laid-off and furloughed workers access the training and employment opportunities they need to secure a place in the economy of the future.”

SkillUp helps workers build new skills and improve upon existing ones so that they are eligible for promising careers with in-demand industries. The free service is offered to workers who lost jobs or wages because of #Coronavirus in 3 steps:

  1. Get career guidance: Learn about recommended career paths based on your work experience, preferences, and hot job industries in your region
  2. Get career training: Find affordable programs that fit your career goals
  3. Get hired: Connect with job openings near you that can help you advance your education and skills

What can SkillUp do for job seekers?

Are you looking to learn about various career options? In need of financial support? SkillUp has curated tools, resources, and information from their partners to help. Here are a few of their free and low cost resources that you can use today:

Take a self-assessment to find ideas for your future

To see what career is best for you and your skill set - it's best to start by assessing yourself. It is also an opportunity to see what areas you can improve upon with more training.

Get connected with low-cost internet and computers

If you need help paying for internet access or computers, this site can help you out. It will also provide digital skills training - a great opportunity for those interested in #workfromhome roles!

Learn what a job in tech is all about

You have probably heard that the technology industry is a booming career field. But what is it like? Learn about what you do in a tech job and how to get started.

Finding a job after the military

The skills you developed in the military have prepared you for various career paths. This resource can help you figure out next steps and find out what job is best for you.

Already have your Bachelor’s degree? Learn how to forge your career pathway

Try out the career navigation and job matching tool to explore different pathways to your next job! The gamified exercises are a unique way to find out how to leverage your skills and traits.


What steps are you taking to improve your skill set? Comment below!

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Due to Covid-19 I took a lower paying job because the one I had only started giving me 8 hours a week. Now I am in school for an Associate's degree for Medical coding, and hold a full-time job. HELP!

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