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.
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...Read More See All News Stories
Year Up Los Angeles is now holding weekly Info Sessions on the West LA College campus. Information Sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in Building B5-204. Alternate times may be available by request. If you’d like to attend to learn more about Year Up, please fill out an Interest...Read More See All Events