Note: Current students in our January 2021 graduating class will be the last cohort hosted by West Los Angeles College. We will soon be partnering with community colleges across L.A. to provide their students with professional skills training and connections to employers, as well as internship and career support. For information on other this and other Year Up opportunities in the L.A. area, reach out to Thank you to WLAC for your four years of partnership!

Year Up Los Angeles launched in Fall 2016 on the campus of West Los Angeles College. Year Up Los Angeles offers an intensive, one-year full-time training and internship program for young adults, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. Our young adults earn a monthly stipend and up to 30 college credits from West LA College and have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. Year Up Los Angeles provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

We’re proud to partner with leading companies in Los Angeles, such as Hulu, Kaiser Permanente, Snap and Wells Fargo. For a full list of internship partners, check out our current partners page.

Year Up California Policy Agenda for Opportunity Youth

Home to one-eighth of the U.S. population and the sixth largest economy in the world, California is a global leader with limitless potential. Vital to our economic success is a growing pipeline of skilled workers trained to meet the demands of California’s employers. Current trends, however, show that California will confront a serious skills gap by 2030 – with a shortfall of 1.1 million workers with the skills needed to meet economic demand.1 Industries that have helped push our economy forward, such as the technology and healthcare sectors, will be adversely impacted by this growing workforce gap, which could limit the state’s economic productivity and our ability to retain and grow leading employers. Read more here.

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WLAC Chosen As First SoCal Site for Successful Program Connecting Urban Youth to Careers

Year Up Los Angeles to host ribbon cutting ceremony on October 27, 2016 at the West Los Angeles College Campus Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 20, 2016 The national job training nonprofit Year Up has established its first educational partnership in Southern California with West Los Angeles College, an ACCJC accredited community...

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