Launch Your Career
We give you hands-on training, real-world corporate access, a six-month internship, and unparalleled support.
You bring all your talent, grit, and drive.
Our program combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education.
Develop skills you need for the job you want.
We align our training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure that the skills you learn will be in-demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies.
Earn while you learn.
Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.
Get ongoing support and guidance.
Our staff (including program managers, coaches, and student services teams) and our strong alumni network support you in reaching your maximum potential, both as a student and as a working professional.
Meet your mentor.
You’ll be paired with an experienced professional. They’re there to give you one-on-one attention and guidance as you make decisions about your future. Ask questions, share ideas, and get expert advice about your career path.
Train in 1 of 5 Technical Areas + Professional Skills
Information Technology (IT)
Be the go-to source for your company’s tech solutions. Specialize in jobs like Network Support, Desktop Support, or Cyber Security.
Help companies manage their money (and make more of it) in Investment Operations, Accounting, or Anti-Money Laundering/Fraud Compliance.
Sales and Customer Service
Put your people skills to work in the lucrative, on-the-go Sales Profession. Help get new customers and keep your current customers happy.
Build the broad business skills that every top company needs. Be at the center of action as you work in Business Fundamentals, Customer Service, or Project Management.
Make websites, write code, debug software, and test products in specialties like Data Analytics, Introductory JAVA, Quality Assurance, or Web Development.
Take on the corporate world with confidence! We arm you with the professional skills that set you apart — public speaking, time management, business communications, and more.
Why Year Up?
Open Doors to Life-Changing Opportunities
Our one-year training program offers real access to today’s best companies and a proven path to career success. You’ll learn the skills hiring companies need and make important professional connections. 100% of qualified students earn an internship.
Job-Ready Skills Training
We ask companies what skills they’re looking for, then train you in those skills to ensure you’ll land a top job when you graduate. That’s why 90% of our grads are either employed within the profession they studied or in school within four months.
Six-month Corporate Internship
Your six-month internship is about gaining access, getting your foot in the door, and making connections that count. You’ll receive valuable, hands-on experience working at a major company as you further develop the technical skills you’ve learned.
Coursework Eligible for College Credit
Earn college credit at one of our college partners OR up to 30 ACE college credit recommendations recognized at more than 2000 higher education institutions nationwide, depending on where you train. That’s a boost to both your career and college goals.
Earn While You Learn
Rather than paying, our students actually earn stipend payments to offset expenses during their training and internship. Why? Because Year Up is a nonprofit. So, unlike other job training programs, we aren’t in it for money. We’re in it for you.
Connections, Community, Support
There are always reasons to wait or put off your future. But Year Up can help you manage anything that challenges your success, no matter how big or small. Focus on your goals. Our coaches, mentors, social workers, and staff are here to support you.
Valuable Professional Skills
Learn the professional “soft” skills managers say set our grads apart, including: communicating comfortably in business situations; anticipating and solving problems faster; adjusting to new situations to get work done on time; and more.