Year Up Puget Sound is a one-year, intensive training program that provides under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. We opened our doors in March 2011 and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support from both corporate and community partners in the Puget Sound region. Over 15,000 young adults in the Puget Sound region do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education. Year Up students across the nation are proving that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies, and we look forward to closing the Opportunity Divide in this community.
Year Up National Puget Sound launched their first campus in March 2011. Students at this location receive coaching and skill development in the following track specialties: Help-desk/Desktop Support and Quality Assurance.
Established in June 2015, Year Up Puget Sound’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) at the Bellevue Campus offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at Bellevue College, Year Up PTC provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career. The track specialties at Year Up Puget Sound’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) at the Bellevue Campus are Business Fundamentals and Data Analytics.
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